LATEST: Covid-19 trend continues to move in wrong direction in Laois with another day of double digit cases

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LATEST: Covid-19 trend continues to move in wrong direction in Laois with another day of double digit cases

Nineteen new cases of Covid-19 have been notified in Laois today, as the trend in the county continues to move in the wrong direction. 

The 14-day incidence rate in the county now stands at 162.9 with 138 cases over the same period. The national incidence rate is 164.5.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 13 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

Of the deaths reported today, 12 occurred in March.

The median age of those who died was 77 years. The age range was 51-93.

There has been a total of 4,666 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Saturday 27th March, the HPSC has been notified of 604 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 234,541 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

299 are men / 298 are women
77% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 27 years old
224 in Dublin, 45 in Donegal, 36 in Kildare, 34 in Limerick, 26 in Tipperary and the remaining 239 cases are spread across 20 other counties.
As of 8am today, 322 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 66 are in ICU. 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of March 25th 2021, 760,168 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

548,945 people have received their first dose
211,223 people have received their second dose
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.