The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Laois from the latest Department of Health figures is 49.
These figures come from April 8 and are the latest available – an increase of 12 of the previous day.
This is still relatively low when compared with our Midlands neighbours who all, bar one, have a significantly higher number.
Kildare has the highest with 290 with Westmeath (152), Tipperary (151) and Offaly (88) coming next.
While Carlow has the lowest number of any of our neighbours with 19 confirmed cases.
The vast majority of the cases, 3,873, are in Dublin with Cork next on 503.
This comes on a day that Ireland’s confirmed cases went up by 480 to go to 7,054 overall.
However, when the number of cases that were tested in Germany and came back as positive – the total number of cases is 8,089.
While now 288 people have died from the disease – an increase of 25 from yesterday.
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