Saturday, May 23, 2020

FOR the second day in a row today, there was no increase in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Laois.

The county’s total number of positive cases remains at 256, the same as yesterday.

Laois’s small share of total cases nationally has also reduced slightly, from 1.1% to just 1%, as a result of changes in total numbers for other counties.

The county figure relates to the most recent cases notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) on Thursday 21 May.

Nationally, a further 13 people suffering from Covid-19 have died, bringing the national death toll to 1,604 today.

Another 76 coronavirus cases nationwide have been confirmed, which brings the total to 24,582 since the pandemic began on 29 February.

Hospital statistics around the country as of midnight on 21 May were:

Total number of cases 24,451
Total number hospitalised 3,211
Total number admitted to ICU 393
Total number of deaths 1,341
Total number of healthcare workers 7,813
Number clusters notified 829
Cases associated with clusters 9,450
Median age 48




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