Offaly now has the highest rate of Covid-19 in Ireland

22 Février, 2021, 03:09 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
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Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer urges even more caution with the potential rise of cases due to the newly introduced coronavirus variant. Laois passed another milestone in the past week passing the 3000 mark. There have been 319 cases in Offaly in the last two weeks.

The update left the rolling averages at 312 cases and 13 deaths a day.

There are two COVID-19 occupied hospital beds at the Brookings Hospital, the DOH website reported Sunday.

Jackson County Public Health reports 1 new COVID-19 death, bringing the total to 108 since the beginning of the pandemic. A further 26 deaths, 24 of which occurred in February, have been attributed to the virus. Whatever the result of the test, you must complete the 14 day period of quarantine.

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The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 58-98 years. In addition any such passengers should phone any GP or GP out of hours service to arrange a free COVID-19 test - the test should be done 5 days after you arrived in Ireland or as soon as possible after those 5 days.

Hospitals in Northern Ireland are now operating at 95% occupancy and there are 392 patients with a confirmed case of Covid-19 in hospital.

Of the cases notified today, 378 in Dublin, 68 in Galway, 61 in Kildare, 47 in Limerick, 45 in Louth and the remaining 389 cases are spread across all other counties.

Although research has indicated that vaccines on the market remain effective against the B.1.1.7 variant, some officials have expressed fears its contagiousness could fuel another surge, particularly if a comprehensive vaccination campaign is slow to roll out and people become tired and disregard public safety rules.



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