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Coronavirus: 17 further deaths and 557 new cases as Laois 14-day rate declines once more

There have been a further 17 Coronavirus-related deaths and 557 new cases according to figures released by the health authorities this evening.

Six of today’s cases are in Laois meaning the county’s 14-day rate drops to 77.9 and below 80 for the first time since December 11.

Laois now has the sixth lowest rate of Covid in the country as our neighbours Offaly continue to have the highest rate in the country at 339.9.

The only counties currently below Laois are Clare, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny and Leitrim.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 262 are men/291 are women
  • 74% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 29 years old
  • 229 in Dublin, 58 in Kildare, 34 in Donegal, 31 in Meath, 24 in Tipperary and the remaining 181 cases are spread across all other counties. ***

As of 8am today, 350 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 83 are in ICU. 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of March 14th, 617,050 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 452,554 people have received their first dose
  • 164,496 people have received their second dose

New Cases in Laois

  • March 16 – 6
  • March 15 – 4
  • March 14 – 2
  • 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

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

  • March 16 – 77.9
  • March 15 – 86.2
  • March 14 – 81.5
  • 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

New cases in Laois during past 14 days

  • March 16 – 66
  • March 15 – 73
  • March 14 – 69
  • 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

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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.