Saturday, January 09, 2021

THERE was a big drop in Laois Covid-19 rates today, with only six new cases reported.

The low increase, following a series of surges, brings the county’s 14-day virus incidence to 722.6 per 100,000 people today, down from 742.6 yesterday.

The county’s virus incidence is also well below the average national rate of 1,162.2 per 100,000.

There were 612 new Covid infections in Laois during the 14 days up to midnight last night.

Nationwide, nine deaths and 4,842 confirmed cases were reported today, bringing the death toll to 2,336 and cases to 140,727 since the pandemic began.

As of 2pm today, 1,293 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of whom 119 are in ICU. There were 102 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 08 January 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

County Today’s cases (to midnight 08Jan2021) 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (26Dec2020 to 08Jan2021) New Cases during last 14 days (26Dec2020 to 08Jan2021)
Ireland 4,842 1162.2 55,344
Monaghan             135 2296.9            1,410
Louth             247 2008.8            2,589
Limerick             198 1660.9            3,237
Waterford             514 1386.7            1,611
Cavan                93 1378.4            1,050
Dublin          1,049 1340.7          18,064
Donegal             149 1308.5            2,083
Cork             530 1206            6,547
Clare             110 1198.5            1,424
Wexford             405 1191.5            1,784
Mayo             197 1111.1            1,450
Carlow             122 1108.3                631
Sligo                44 1084.9                711
Meath             177 1033.6            2,016
Kilkenny             235 1013.8            1,006
Kerry                75 949.2            1,402
Kildare                71 875.0            1,947
Offaly                  6 819.6                639
Longford                  9 797.6                326
Laois                  6 722.6                612
Roscommon                85 708.0                457
Galway             207 688.6            1,777
Leitrim                10 652.2                209
Westmeath                11 639.9                568
Tipperary             118 638.7            1,019
Wicklow                39 544.1                775

 

 

 

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