COVID-19 rates in Laois continue to fall and are now well below the national average.
The county had fewer than five cases again yesterday, according to figures released this evening.
The 14-day incidence of the virus in Laois is now 103.9 per 100,000 people, down from 111 yesterday. The national incidence is 121.3.
The continuing decrease in Covid rates has seen Laois drop to 17th out of the 26 counties, compared to 10th at the weekend.
There were 88 new cases in Laois in the 14 days up to midnight last night.
Meanwhile, the county breakdown published this evening shows a decrease of one in the overall number of cases in Laois since the pandemic began. The total figure today for Laois is 935, down from 936 yesterday due to denotification of one case.
Nationally, 11 deaths and 366 new cases were announced this evening.
Here is today’s statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team:
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 11 additional deaths related to COVID-19. All deaths reported today occurred in November.
There has been a total of 1,995 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Monday 16th November, the HPSC has been notified of 366 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 68,686 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today;
- 169 are men / 197 are women
- 61% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 38 years old
- 84 in Dublin, 44 in Limerick, 34 in Cork, 34 in Donegal, 24 in Roscommon and the remaining 146 cases are spread across 20 other counties.
As of 2pm today 272 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 34 are in ICU. 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “I am increasingly concerned that the positive trends we had seen recently have not been maintained.
“The 5-day moving average of daily cases has increased from an average of 350 cases on the 11th November to 424 today.
“We have two weeks to continue in our efforts to drive down community transmission of this disease as much as possible. The lower the incidence the more flexibility the country will have in easing measures.”
Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 16 November 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)
|County||Today’s cases (to midnight 16NOV2020)||14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population (03Nov2020 to 16NOV2020)||New Cases during last 14 days
(03Nov2020 to 16NOV2020)