ANOTHER positive Covid-19 case was reported in Laois today, bringing the county’s total to 258.
Both yesterday and today, just one confirmed coronavirus infection was notified in the county, following no increase for four successive days.
Laois has just 1% of the national total of Covid-19 cases recorded since the pandemic began on 29 February. Only five other counties – Carlow, Leitrim, Sligo, Waterford and Wexford – have fewer confirmed cases.
The national report this evening shows that 17 more people diagnosed with Covid-19 have died, bringing total deaths to 1,631
Another 73 cases nationwide were notified today, which brings the total to 24,803.
Commenting on the figures this evening, chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “To date, 90% of confirmed cases diagnosed with Covid-19 have recovered. But we cannot afford to stop the hard work involved in suppressing this virus.”
Dr Ronan Glynn, deputy chief medical officer, said: “What we do today has a direct effect on tomorrow. In order to prevent any second wave of Covid-19 from occurring, we need to remain vigilant and cautious. Continuing to follow the core public health advice is the best way to protect our most vulnerable now and in future.”