Coronavirus cases in Laois
Several new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Laois by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) this Sunday evening November 22.
There are between one and four more cases in Laois reported today, a week before the planned end of Level 5 restrictions.
NPHET reports that the two-week case number for Laois shows 51 new Laois cases over the past two weeks. This means the incidence of the disease in Laois has fallen to 60.2 per 100,000.
The new cases are on top of the 950 total number of confirmed positive tests in Laois since February 29.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death in Ireland related to COVID-19.
There has been a total of 2,023 COVID-19 related deaths nationally.
As of midnight Saturday November 21, the HPSC has been notified of 318 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 70,461 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
The national incidence dropped fractionally to 109.1 cases per 100,000 population.
As of 2pm today 282 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 31 are in ICU. 17 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Of the cases notified today 126 are in Dublin, 45 in Cork, 28 in Limerick, 21 in Donegal, 18 in Kildare.
The remaining 80 cases are spread across 18 other counties.
Government talks are continuing over the weekend on what Covid-19 restrictions will be in place for December 1. NPHET has warned that progress in reducing the spread nationally has stalled but the Taoiseach Michéal Martin wants Level 5 restrictions eased.
A Government announcement is due next week.
Other details from today's report were:
155 are men / 161 are women
73% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 28 years old
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