By Carmel Hayes
LAOIS has the sixth lowest rate of Covid-19 in Ireland, according to latest figures released this evening.
The county has a 14-day virus incidence of 83.8 per 100,000 people, down from 95.6 yesterday. The current national incidence is 113.1.
Laois now comes 21st out of the 26 counties in terms of virus incidence, down from 10th place last Sunday. Just one week ago, on Friday 13 November, the incidence in Laois was 131.
Less than a month ago, on 26 October, the incidence of the disease in Laois was 251.7.
The county had 71 new cases of the virus during the 14 days up to midnight last night.
Today’s national figures show that Laois had fewer than five cases again yesterday. The exact figure will be known when the county breakdown is updated tomorrow evening.
The number of cases in Laois since the pandemic began is 940, which is the total number up to midnight on Wednesday.
This total confirms that Laois had three new cases on Wednesday, when the number was again announced as fewer than five. The county breakdown is released a day later than the overall national figures.
Nationally, eight deaths and 330 new Covid cases were announced today.
These bring total deaths to 2,018 and cases to 69,802 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Of the cases notified today, 64% are under 45 years of age and the median age is 37. As of 2pm today, there are 283 Covid-19 patients hospitalised, including 33 in ICU. There have been 13 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 19 November 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)
|County||Today’s cases (to midnight 19NOV2020)||14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population (06Nov2020 to 19NOV2020)||New Cases during last 14 days
(06Nov2020 to 19NOV2020)