New Covid-19 cases in Laois but rate is dropping

Lynda Kiernan

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Lynda Kiernan

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Coronavirus cases in Laois

There are more new cases of Covid-19 reported for Laois today than there were yesterday.

The Wednesday April 14 update from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has revealed 9 cases for Laois in the past 24 hours. It is up from the six cases reported on Tuesday.

However the rate of new cases in Laois on average for the past 14 days is dropping steadily.

The county's 14 day incidence rate is now 188.9, based on 160 new cases in the past fortnight.

Laois recently dropped from third to fourth highest county in Ireland for the rate of new cases.

Above it are just Dublin, Kildare and Offaly. Full county by county table at bottom of story.

In national figures, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 12 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

Of the deaths reported today, 4 occurred in April, 2 occurred in March and 6 occurred in January. The median age of those who died was 76 years and the age range was 42-91 years.

There has been a total of 4,812* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Tuesday 13th April, the HPSC has been notified of 431 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 242,105** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

204 are men / 226 are women
70% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 33 years old
160 in Dublin, 50 in Kildare, 34 in Donegal, 21 in Meath, 20 in Limerick and the remaining 146 cases are spread across 20 other counties***
As of 8am today, 192 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 49 are in ICU. 13 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of April 12th, 2021, 1,076,216 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

758,763 people have received their first dose
317,453 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.