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Coronavirus: 720 new cases and five further deaths

Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn

A further 720 Coronavirus cases have been announced and a further five additional deaths – all of which passed away this month.

Of today’s cases, 11 of them are in Laois, meaning the county’s 14-day incident rate per 100,000 people is now 251.5 from 240 which it was yesterday. The national average is 307.6.

For further context, the Laois rate was 69.66 on August 7 when the county was placed in a localised lockdown along with Kildare and Offaly.

The 14-day incident rate in Laois previously peaked at over 178 on April 21 when there was 155 active cases.

Of the cases notified today;

  • 348 are men / 371 are women
  • 65% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 32 years old
  • 228 in Dublin, 130 in Cork, 47 in Galway, 31 in Meath, 27 in Limerick and the remaining 257 cases are spread across another 20 counties.

As of 2pm today 341 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 38 are in ICU. 29 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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