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Coronavirus: Five further deaths and 456 new cases as ‘very exciting’ news revealed on second vaccine

Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn

There has been five further Coronavirus-related deaths and 456 new cases, according to figures released today.

Of today’s new cases, just one of them are in Laois.

It means the county’s 14-day incidence rate has dropped to 111 from yesterday’s figure of 131.1

There are now 94 active cases in Laois, down from 111 yesterday.

New Cases in Laois

  • November 15 – 1
  • November 14 – 8
  • November 13 – 6
  • November 12 – 1
  • November 11 – 6
  • November 10 – 2
  • November 9 – 7
  • November 8 – 4
  • November 7 – 18
  • November 6 – 8
  • November 5 – 13
  • November 4 – 7
  • November 3 – 4
  • November 2 – 8

14-day case rate in Laois per 100,000 population

  • November 15 – 111
  • November 14 – 131.1
  • November 13 –  129
  • November 12 – 131.1
  • November 11 – 142.9
  • November 10 – 147.6
  • November 9 – 152.3
  • November 8 – 155.8
  • November 7 – 167.7
  • November 6 – 168.8
  • November 5 – 167.7
  • November 4 – 167.7
  • November 3 – 177.1
  • November 2 – 194.8
  • November 1 – 201.9

New cases in Laois during past 14 days

  • November 15 – 94
  • November 14 – 111
  • November 13 – 110
  • November 12 – 111
  • November 11 – 121
  • November 10 – 125
  • November 9 – 129
  • November 8 – 132
  • November 7 – 142
  • November 6 – 143
  • November 5 – 142
  • November 4 – 142
  • November 3 – 150
  • November 2 – 165
  • November 1 – 171
  • October 31 – 174

‘Very Exciting’ Vaccine news

Infectious diseases specialist at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland and chair of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee, Professor Karina Butler has described the announcement that a second Covid vaccine has a 95% success rate as “very exciting news.”

The news of the Moderna vaccine was a breakthrough and this was “an extraordinary day” she told RTÉ radio’s News at One.

Meanwhile, Ireland is due to receive a share of around 1.6m doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine bound for Europe if it is given the green light.

It follows the announcement by another company Pfizer last week that its Covid-19 vaccine is 90pc effective.

Both companies will now have to submit their vaccines for regulatory approval in a bid to get emergency authorisation.

The European Commission has already finalised an advance purchase agreement with Pfizer which would see Ireland get around 3m doses.

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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.