LATEST: Jump in Covid-19 figures in Laois

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LATEST: Jump in Covid-19 figures in Laois

Laois has experienced a jump in Covid-19 cases today, with 18 cases of Covid-19 been notified.

The 14-day incidence rate now stands at 119.2 with 101 cases over the same period. 

Offaly has 30 new cases reported today. 

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 18 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

Of the deaths reported today, 6 occurred in March, 7 in February and 5 in January.

There has been a total of 4,628 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Tuesday 23rd March, the HPSC has been notified of 683 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 232,164 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

324 are men / 359 are women
75% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 32 years old
308 in Dublin, 68 in Donegal, 49 in Kildare, 35 in Meath, 30 in Offaly and the remaining 193 cases are spread across 21 other counties.

As of 8am today, 329 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 76 are in ICU. 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of March 21st 2021, 680,015 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

495,824 people have received their first dose
184,191 people have received their second dose