Six new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Laois today.
The 14-day incidence rate in the county now stands at 722.6 with 612 cases over the past 14-days.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 9 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
There has been a total of 2,336 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Friday 8th January, the HPSC has been notified of 4,842 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 140,727 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
2,304 are men / 2,528 are women
61% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 38 years old
1,049 in Dublin, 530 in Cork, 514 in Waterford, 405 in Wexford, 247 in Louth and the remaining 2,097 cases are spread across all other counties.
As of 2pm today, 1,293 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 119 are in ICU. 102 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.