LATEST: New cases of Covid-19 reported in Laois as incidence rate remains high

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LATEST: New cases of Covid-19 reported in Laois as incidence rate remains high

Eleven new cases of Covid-19 were notified in Laois today.

The 14-day incidence rate in the county stands at 160.6 with the national incidence rate at 119. There have been 136 cases over the same period in the county. 

Offaly continues to have the highest incidence rate in the county at 211.6 with Laois in fifth position nationally. Offaly had six new cases reported today. The incidence rate in Kildare is the second highest at 196.9, with 14 cases reported there today. 

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 11 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

Of the deaths reported today, 3 occurred in April, 1 occurred in March, 2 in February and 5 occurred in January or earlier.

The median age of those who died was 88 years and the age range was 77-94 years.

There has been a total of 4,831 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Thursday 15th April, the HPSC has been notified of 420 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 242,819 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

218 are men / 197 are women
74% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 32 years old
147 in Dublin, 41 in Meath, 33 in Donegal, 26 in Galway, 18 in Limerick and the remaining 155 cases are spread across all other counties.
As of 8am today, 190 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 53 are in ICU. 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of April 14th, 2021, 1,121,003 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

789,526 people have received their first dose
331,477 people have received their second dose