Eighteen new cases of Covid-19 have been notified in Laois today. This brings to 394 the number of cases in the county over the past 14-days, with the incidence rate now standing at 465.2
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 48 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
45 deaths occurred in January.
The median age of those who died is 82 years and the age range is 30-99 years.
There has been a total of 3,214 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Thursday 28th January, the HPSC has been notified of 1,254 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 193,892 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
587 are men / 658 are women
54% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 42 years old
437 in Dublin, 146 in Cork, 76 in Meath, 69 in Wexford, 62 in Kildare and the remaining 464 cases are spread across all other counties.
As of 2pm today, 1,518 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 211 are in ICU. 51 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.