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Coronavirus: 8 further deaths and 591 new cases – 27 in Laois

There have been 8 further Coronavirus-related deaths and 591 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today.

4 deaths occurred in March, 4 in February.

The median age of those who died was 74 years and the age range was 51 – 94 years.

Of today’s cases, 27 of them are in Laois, meaning the county’s 14-day rate is now 222 – another increase and well above the national average of 166.6.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 292 are men / 295 are women
  • 72% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 31 years old
  • 288 in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 30 in Meath, 28 in Westmeath, 27 in Laois and the remaining 178 cases are spread across 19 other counties

As of 8am today, 264 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 62 are in ICU. 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of March 30th 2021, 840,561 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 603,802 people have received their first dose
  • 236,759 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

  • April 1 – 27
  • March 31 – 16
  • March 30 – 14
  • March 29 – 7
  • March 28 – 16
  • 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

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

  • April 1 – 222
  • March 31 – 210.2
  • March 30 – 197.2
  • March 29 – 187.7
  • March 28 – 180.6
  • 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

New cases in Laois during past 14 days

  • April 1 – 188
  • March 31 – 178
  • March 30 – 167
  • March 29 – 159
  • March 28 – 153
  • March 27 – 138
  • 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

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.