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Coronavirus: 1,025 more cases – 19 of them in Laois – but no further deaths

The Department of Health have confirmed a further 1,025 cases of Coronavirus but no further deaths in their latest figures.

Of today’s cases, 19 of them are in Laois bringing the county’s overall cases per 100,000 people to 232.6 – that is more than three times higher than when Laois was placed into a localised lockdown back in August.

The current national average is 307.5.

f the cases notified today;

  • 508 are men / 506 are women
  • 71% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 31 years old
  • 255 cases are in Dublin, 147 in Cork, 77 in Galway, 54 in Kildare, 53 in Donegal and the remaining 439 cases are spread across 21 counties.

As of 2pm today, 315 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 38 are in ICU.

There have been 16 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “If you’re a confirmed case, have had a test or have symptoms of COVID-19, you must self-isolate for 10 days.

“If you live with a case or have been told you’re a close contact, you must restrict your movements for 14 days.

“Everyone else should stay at home, unless for essential reasons or for exercise within 5km of where you live.”

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