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Coronavirus: 13 further deaths and 604 new cases – as Laois rate almost doubles in a week

There have been 13 further Coronavirus-related deaths and 604 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening.

Of today’s cases 19 of them are in Laois, meaning the county’s 14-day rate is now 162.9 almost double what it was only seven days ago.

It has increased from 145.2 yesterday and is almost identical to the current national rate of 164.5.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 299 are men / 298 are women
  • 77% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 27 years old
  • 224 in Dublin, 45 in Donegal, 36 in Kildare, 34 in Limerick, 26 in Tipperary and the remaining 239 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

As of 8am today, 322 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 66 are in ICU. There have been 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of March 25, 760,168 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland.

  • 548,945 people have received their first dose
  • 211,223 people have received their second dose

New Cases in Laois

  • March 27 – 19
  • 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 27 – 162.9
  • 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

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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.