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Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 624 new cases as three people ‘abscond’ for mandatory quarantine hotel

There have been two further Coronavirus-related deaths and 624 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening.

The deaths reported today occurred in March.

17 of the cases announced are in Laois, meaning the county’s 14-day incidence rate has increased from 129.9 to 145.2.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 309 are men / 313 are women
  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 32 years old
  • 308 in Dublin, 41 in Kildare, 38 in Donegal, 31 in Meath, 29 in Offaly and the remaining 177 cases are spread across 18 other counties.

As of 8am today, 304 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 64 are in ICU. 21 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of March 24th 2021, 732,678 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 529,984 people have received their first dose
  • 202,694 people have received their second dose

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

New Cases in Laois

  • March 26 – 17
  • March 25 – 15
  • March 24 – 6
  • March 23 – 18
  • March 22 – 8
  • March 21 – 8
  • March 20 – 10
  • March 19 – 5
  • March 18 – 16
  • March 17 – 5
  • March 16 – 6
  • March 15 – 4
  • March 14 – 2
  • March 13 – 5
  • March 12 – 3

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

  • March 26 – 145.2
  • March 25 – 129.9
  • March 24 – 116.9
  • March 23 – 119.2
  • March 22 – 99.2
  • March 21 – 90.9
  • March 20 – 85
  • March 19 – 83.8
  • March 18 – 83.8
  • March 17 – 76.7
  • March 16 – 77.9
  • March 15 – 86.2
  • March 14 – 81.5
  • March 13 – 93.3
  • March 12 – 103.9

New cases in Laois during past 14 days

  • March 26 – 123
  • March 25 – 110
  • March 24 – 99
  • March 23 – 101
  • March 22 – 84
  • March 21 – 77
  • March 20 – 72
  • March 19 – 71
  • March 18 – 71
  • March 17 – 65
  • March 16 – 66
  • March 15 – 73
  • March 14 – 69
  • March 13 – 79
  • March 12 – 88

Three people ‘abscond’ for mandatory quarantine hotel

Gardai have launched an investigation after three people left a mandatory quarantine hotel in Dublin today.

The three absconded from the Crowne Plaza Hotel and while it is understood that one has been located, the search for the other two continues.

The new quarantine rules came into affect from 4am on Friday and anyone who does not comply can be fined up to €2,000 or face a prison sentence of up to one month.

Gardai say: “An Garda Síochána are this afternoon liaising with the State Laison Officer at a designated quarantine facility in the Dublin area, in accordance with current protocols.

“As the Department of Health are the lead agency in relation to the management of mandatory quarantining, An Garda Síochána will not be commenting further at this time. ”

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