By Carmel Hayes
LAOIS has the fourth highest Covid rate in Ireland today, with another 12 cases reported.
The county’s virus incidence has reached 244.4 per 100,000 people, up from 222 on Good Friday and far above the national average of 157.1.
There were 207 new Covid cases in Laois during the 14 days up to midnight last night, bringing the county’s virus rate up to fourth highest nationally, up from seventh on Good Friday.
Only Offaly (407.9), Westmeath (260.2) and Donegal (246.2) have a higher Covid rate than Laois, which currently has a five-day average of 16 cases a day.
Nationally, nine deaths and 443 cases were announced this evening. Three of the deaths occurred in January, two in February, three in March and one in April.
Since the pandemic began over a year ago, there have been 4,727 deaths out of 238,907 confirmed cases.
Of today’s cases, 75% are under 45 and the median age is 31.
As of 8am today, 261 Covid patients are hospitalised, of whom 60 are in ICU. There were 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of 3 April, 932,324 vaccine doses have been administered:
660,800 people have received their first dose
271,524 people have received their second dose
Today’s cases, 5-day moving average of new cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 5th April 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)
(to midnight 5Apr2021)
|5-Day Moving Average of New Cases||14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population
(to 5Apr 2021)
|New Cases during last 14 days
(to 5Apr 2021)