14 Aug 2022

Coronavirus: 50 new cases of Covid-19 in Louth, with high incidence rates in Dundalk, Carlingford and Ardee

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There have been 50 cases of Covid-19 reported in Louth as of midnight July 13th.

This is according to the Department of Public Health North East, who have said that the current data is provisional and is subject to change.

The National Public Health Emergency Team warned last night that there is a high incidence rate of Covid-19 across Louth, with areas like Ardee being among the highest in the country.

"We're also seeing high incidence in Louth, Dublin, Sligo, Limerick in particular," said Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

Currently, due to the HSE cyberattack that occurred in May, there is no information on the number of deaths due to Covid-19.

Across the country, there are 20 people in ICU with confirmed cases of Covid-19 as of yesterday. There are also 73 people in hospital receiving treatment.

As of July 13th, there are 2,728,205 people who have received a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. 2,123,816 people have received their second dose.

Currently, information on the number of people receiving vaccines in pharmacies is not available.

Local Covid-19 data has only been made available in recent days, due to the impact of the cyberattack.

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