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REVEALED: Locations of the 264 cases of Coronavirus in Laois displayed on new map

The locations of the 264 cases of Coronavirus in Laois have been revealed in a new interactive map. 

Last night, the government updated their database to give greater detail about the virus which has cripple

d the country since March.

There are currently 264 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Laois but the last new case was reported on Saturday – five days ago.

With recovery rates currently standing at 92%, the vast majority of those that had positive Coronavirus tests in Laois should be recovered by now.

Laois has less than 1% of the total infections nationally to make it one of the lower counties on the scale of confirmed cases.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of the cases in Laois are in urban areas with Portlaoise topping the list on 75 of the 264 cases.

Portarlington had a total of 42 cases – with 21 on the Laois side and 21 on the Offaly side.

Mountmellick has experienced 23 cases while the next highest is Stradbally which has had 10.

Meanwhile, Ballybrittas (8) and Graiguecullen (7) are next while the remaining areas identified have had five or less cases.

These include Rathdowney, Durrow, Ballacolla, Cullohill, Ballyroan, Ballinakill, Rosenallis, Borris-in-Ossory, Emo and Rosenallis.

Where the number is less than five, the exact figure is not reported here for reasons of confidentiality and data protection.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “A new COVID-19 dashboard has been launched which will provide up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community, including the number of daily cases, deaths, number of people in hospital and ICU and a daily update on testing figures.

“In addition, the dashboard also allows people to monitor the number of cases of COVID-19 in their local area.

“The management of COVID-19 is an individual task, where we all must remain aware of the disease in our community, follow public health advice and adopt protective behaviours.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.