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

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

There have been 28 further deaths of people with Covid-19 and 763 new cases of the virus confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team today.

Statewide, 23,570 total deaths have been tied to the virus, and 911,591 people have contracted COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic about a year ago.

All are directly associated with recent travel from the South American country, the authorities said. The CDC's 14-day positivity rate for Iowa was not immediately available, but the CDC reported Iowa's seven-day positivity rate was 7.6 percent.

According to the department's COVID-19 Dashboard, there have been 2,122 cases of COVID-19 in the county so far.

Manitoba NDP Health Critic Uzoma Asagwara said Friday there continues to be a lag in the reporting of information regarding variants.

Data from 8am on Saturday note that 149 of the 719 COVID-19 patients hospitalised are receiving critical care.

The latest cases up to midnight, February 19 also mean that Laois as the fifth-worst incidence of the disease across the 26 counties.

For a second consecutive day this week, the new case count exceeded the 500 case mark. Since March 2020, 878 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Manitoba.

The deaths occurred between January 16 and February 16.

In addition, Interior Health also announced today that the community cluster in Fernie has been contained. There are 8 new deaths reported and the death toll is now 1,051. 36 additional hospitalisations have occurred in the past 24 hours. Seventy-nine patients are now ventilated.

It comes as three cases of the Brazilian COVID-19 variant have been found in Ireland for the first time.

If you have tested positive or you are known to be a close contact, please do not call the Health Department unless it has been at least five days since you received your results and you have not heard from us. 187,893 people have received their first doses, and 105,859 people have received their second doses.

"We must remain diligent with our safety measures even though we see overall decreases in cases, hospitalizations and deaths", Barbara Ferrer, the L.A. County public health director, said in a statement.

Front-line health care workers, residents and staff at long-term care facilities, and Iowans 65 and older are eligible to receive vaccines now.

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