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Coronavirus: No further deaths and 384 new cases as AstraZenaca vaccine suspended

There have been no further Coronavirus-related deaths and 384 new cases according to figures released by the health authorities this evening.

Of today’s cases five of them are in Laois, meaning the county’s 14-day incidence rate drops to 93.3, the first time it has gone below 100 since December 13. The rate is now at its lowest since December 11.

Today’s cases come on the back of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) decision to pause the administration of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine temporarily, pending the outcome of an investigation at EU level.

In a statement this morning, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said the recommendation has been made following a report from the Norwegian Medicines Agency of four new reports of serious blood clotting events in adults after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.

“It has not been concluded that there is any link between the Covid-19 vaccine AstraZeneca and these cases,” Dr Glynn said.

“However, acting on the precautionary principal, and pending receipt of further information, the NIAC has recommended the temporary deferral of the Covid-19 vaccine AstraZeneca vaccination programme in Ireland.”

New Cases in Laois

  • March 13 – 5
  • March 12 – 3
  • March 11 – 2
  • March 10 – 8
  • March 9 – 3
  • March 8 – 1
  • March 7 – 5
  • March 6 – 8
  • March 5 – 5
  • March 4 – 10
  • March 3 – 4
  • March 2 – 11
  • March 1 – 1
  • February 28 – 12
  • February 27 – 14
  • February 26 – 15

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

  • March 13 – 93.3
  • March 12 – 103.9
  • March 11 – 118.1
  • March 10 – 133.4
  • March 9 – 135.8
  • March 8 – 157
  • March 7 – 168.8
  • March 6 – 177.1
  • March 5 – 183
  • March 4 – 211.3
  • March 3 – 213.7
  • March 2 – 231.4
  • March 1 – 247.9
  • February 28 – 265.7
  • February 27 – 259.7
  • February 26 – 264.5

New cases in Laois during past 14 days

  • March 13 – 79
  • March 12 – 88
  • March 11 – 100
  • March 10 – 113
  • March 9 – 115
  • March 8 – 133
  • March 7 – 143
  • March 6 – 150
  • March 5 – 155
  • March 4 – 179
  • March 3 – 181
  • March 2 – 196
  • March 1 – 210
  • February 28 – 225
  • February 27 – 220
  • February 26 – 224

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Steven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he's happiest when he's telling stories or kicking a point.