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Coronavirus: 9 further deaths and 443 new cases – as Laois now fourth worst Covid county in Ireland

There have been 9 further Coronavirus-related deaths and 443 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today.

3 of these deaths occurred in January, 2 in February, 3 in March and 1 in April.

This is the first time since Friday that county by county stats have been provided – and the picture is not good for Laois.

With 12 new cases announced today, Laois now has a 14-day incidence rate of 244.4 making us the county with the fourth worst rate in the country.

Just Offaly (407.9), Westmeath (260.2) and Donegal (246.2) have a higher incidence rate now.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 239 are men / 203 are women
  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 31 years old
  • 208 in Dublin, 32 in Cork, 24 in Kildare, 20 in Meath, 17 in Donegal and the remaining 142 spread across 19 other counties. **

As of 8am today, 261 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 60 are in ICU. 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of April 3rd 2021, 932,324 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 660,800 people have received their first dose
  • 271,524 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 5 – 12
  • April 4 – Unknown
  • April 3 – 12
  • April 2 – 20
  • 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

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

  • April 5 – 244.4
  • April 2/3/4 – Not Provided
  • 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

New cases in Laois during past 14 days

  • April 5 – 207
  • April 2/3/4 – Not Provided
  • 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

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