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Coronavirus: Nine additional deaths and 4,842 new cases – 6 in Laois – as GP calls for curfews to be introduced

There have been a further nine Coronavirus-related deaths and 4,842 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening.

Of the new cases announced today, six of them are in Laois, meaning the county’s 14-day incidence rate goes to 722.6, down from 742.6 yesterday.

There are now 612 confirmed active cases in the county compared to 629 yesterday.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 2,304 are men / 2,528 are women
  • 61% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 38 years old
  • 1,049 in Dublin, 530 in Cork, 514 in Waterford, 405 in Wexford, 247 in Louth and the remaining 2,097 cases are spread across all other counties.

As of 2pm today, 1,293 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 119 are in ICU. 102 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

New Cases in Laois

  • January 8 – 6
  • January 7 – 55
  • January 6 – 82
  • January 5 – 107
  • January 4 – 12
  • January 3 – 80
  • January 2 – 40
  • January 1 – 104
  • December 31 – 12
  • December 30 – 50
  • December 29 – 23
  • December 28 – 38
  • December 27 – 5
  • December 26 – 2
  • December 24 and 25 – 45

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

  • January 8 – 722.6
  • January 7 – 742.6
  • January 6 – 689.5
  • January 5 – 606.9
  • January 4 – 493.5
  • January 3 – 494.7
  • January 2 – 406.2
  • January 1 – 381.4
  • December 31 – 271.6
  • December 30 – 269.2
  • December 29 – 237.3
  • December 28 – 225.6
  • December 27 – 186.5
  • December 26 – 190.6
  • December 24 and 25 – Unknown

New cases in Laois during past 14 days

  • January 8 – 612
  • January 7 – 629
  • January 6 – 584
  • January 5 – 514
  • January 4 – 418
  • January 3 – 419
  • January 2 – 344
  • January 1 – 323
  • December 31 – 230
  • December 30 – 228
  • December 29 – 201
  • December 28 – 191
  • December 27 – 158
  • December 26 – 161
  • December 24 and 25 – Unknown

GP calls for curfews to be introduced

A Mayo GP has called for a curfew to be introduced in areas with a high incidence rate of Covid-19.

The GP has proposed that a curfew from 9pm to 6am would help to curb the spread of the virus.

He believes that a ten day curfew would assist in driving down the case numbers as it would reduce social interactions.

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