Thursday, April 08, 2021

By Carmel Hayes

LAOIS still has the third highest Covid rate in Ireland, with 13 new infections reported today.

The latest increase brings the county’s virus rate to 240.9 per 100,000 people, up from 232.6 yesterday and far above the national average of 147.3. Laois had 204 new cases during the fortnight up to midnight last night.

For the second day running, the Covid incidence in Laois is exceeded only in neighbouring Offaly (346.3) and Westmeath (261.3).

Neighbouring Kildare had 60 new cases today but still has a lower 14-day virus incidence than Laois, at 225.2 per 100,000 people. (Full figures below)

The good news is that the five-day moving average is falling in Laois, with a current daily average of 10 cases a day. The county’s average on Wednesday was 16 daily cases.

Nationwide, there were seven deaths and 400 cases. Two of the deaths were in April, two in March and three in February.

The median age of those who died was 78 and the age range was 62 – 89.

Since the pandemic outbreak, there have been 4,737 deaths out of 239,723 confirmed Covid cases.

Of the cases announced today, 72% are under 45 and the median age is 35.

As of 8am today, 226 Covid patients are hospitalised, including 55 in ICU. There were 11 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of 5 April, 940,883 vaccine doses have been administered:

667,182 people have received their first dose

273,701 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 7th April 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

County Today’s cases***

(to midnight 7Apr2021)

5-Day Moving Average of New Cases 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population

(to 7Apr 2021)

New Cases during last 14 days

(to 7Apr 2021)

Ireland 400 408 147.3 7014
Offaly 12 10 346.3 270
Westmeath <5 10 261.3 232
Laois 13 10 240.9 204
Dublin 162 179 225.6 3040
Kildare 61 35 225.2 501
Donegal 17 16 190.3 303
Cavan 8 7 189 144
Meath 17 20 180.5 352
Longford 6 4 151.7 62
Louth 5 13 142 183
Wicklow 13 10 123.6 176
Wexford 7 10 117.6 176
Tipperary <5 9 109.7 175
Monaghan 7 5 104.3 64
Mayo 6 5 90.4 118
Galway 21 17 89.1 230
Limerick <5 8 85.7 167
Roscommon <5 2 80.6 52
Waterford <5 5 66.3 77
Cork 26 24 58.9 320
Leitrim <5 1 53.1 17
Carlow <5 1 42.2 24
Clare 0 2 42.1 50
Kerry <5 3 29.1 43
Kilkenny 0 1 23.2 23
Sligo 0 1 16.8 11

 

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