THERE is good news for Laois today as Covid-19 rates continue to fall.
Laois has dropped to 17th place out of the 26 counties in terms of Covid rates, down from 10th place last Sunday.
Meanwhile, the county’s incidence of the virus has dropped below 100 for the first time in many weeks.
Today’s figures show that the 14-day incidence of the virus in Laois is 99.2 per 100,000 people, compared to 103.9 yesterday. The national incidence is 119.9.
There were 84 new cases in Laois in the 14 days up to midnight last night.
The total number of Covid-19 cases in Laois since the pandemic began is 936, while there were fewer than five new cases yesterday. The exact figure will be confirmed tomorrow evening, when the county breakdown is updated.
It was a black day nationally as another 12 deaths were announced, together with 379 new cases. The national death toll since the pandemic began has exceeded 2,000 for the first time. The figure stands at 2,006 up to midnight last night.
Here is today’s statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 12 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
There has been a total of 2,006 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Tuesday 17th November, the HPSC has been notified of 379 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 69,058 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today;
- 174 are men / 203 are women
- 64% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 36 years old
- 116 in Dublin, 38 in Donegal, 30 in Meath, 27 in Cork, 22 in Limerick, 22 in Louth, and the remaining 124 cases are spread across all other counties.
As of 2pm today 282 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 33 are in ICU. 22 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Today we sadly report over 2,000 deaths associated with COVID-19 to date in this country. This pandemic has impacted, directly and indirectly, on families and communities all across Ireland.
“It is important that we continue to work together if we are to suppress this virus and protect as many people as possible. For the next two weeks, work from home, stay at home and follow public health advice.”
Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 17 November 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)
|County||Today’s cases (to midnight 17NOV2020)||14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population (04Nov2020 to 17NOV2020)||New Cases during last 14 days
(04Nov2020 to 17NOV2020)