Coronavirus: One further death and 686 new cases as England plans to lift all restrictions by June 21

first_img Facebook WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 22nd February 2021 Coronavirus: One further death and 686 new cases as England plans to lift all restrictions by June 21 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date 214,384 people have received their first dose126,320 people have received their second doseDr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “We continue to see really high levels of compliance amongst the population and this is having a positive impact on the levels of disease in our communities.“It is also having a positive impact on our hospitals – while last week there were 269 cases in healthcare workers and 4 outbreaks in our hospitals these represent a very significant reduction compared with the 839 cases and 15 outbreaks in the week to the 7th of February.“In time, vaccination will be our most powerful tool against COVID-19 and over the coming weeks those who are highest risk in our families and communities will get vaccinated. Electric Picnic Previous articleTalking Sport Podcast: Football Team of the Year, Transfer Dealings and Fittest Family contendersNext articleIntroducing the 2020 LaoisToday Senior football Team of the Year Alan HartnettStradbally 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. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months February 21 – 249February 20 – 252February 19 – 260February 18 – 254February 17 – 257February 16 – 259February 15 – 241February 14 – 232February 13 – 251February 12 – 260February 11 – 252February 10 – 252February 9 – 248February 8 – 243February 7 – 238February 6 – 253 Council TAGSCoronavirusCovid-19 Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn There has been one further Coronavirus-related death and 686 new cases according to the figures released by the health authorities this evening.Of today’s new cases, 10 of them are in Laois which means the county’s 14-day incidence rate moves to 294 from 297.5 yesterday.Of the cases notified today:325 are men / 354 are women66% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 34 years old278 in Dublin, 49 in Limerick, 37 in Kildare, 32 in Louth, 31 in Donegal and the remaining 259 cases are spread across all remaining counties.As of 8am today, 726 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 156 are in ICU. 33 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.As of February 19th, 340,704 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland: Twitter Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival WhatsApp Facebook “For now, each of us has a range of tried and trusted tools at our disposal – by keeping our distance, washing our hands, wearing face masks and staying at home we will continue to drive down transmission of this disease. Our collective efforts move us closer to the continued re-opening of our schools and the resumption of non-COVID healthcare services.”New Cases in LaoisFebruary 21 – 10February 20 – 13February 19 – 29February 18 – 13February 17 – 22February 16 – 24February 15 – 15February 14 – 7February 13 – 13February 12 – 19February 11 – 15February 10 – 22February 9 – 21February 8 – 10February 7 – 11February 6 – 2114-day case rate in Laois per 100,000 populationFebruary 21 – 294February 20 – 297.5February 19 – 307February 18 – 299.9February 17 – 303.4February 16 – 305.8February 15 – 284.5February 14 – 273.9February 13 – 296.4February 12 – 307February 11 – 297.5February 10 – 297February 9 – 292.8February 8 – 286.9February 7 – 281February 6 – 298.7New cases in Laois during past 14 days Electric Picnic Pinterest Pinterest England to lift restrictionsA four-stage plan could see all of England’s coronavirus restrictions finally lifted by 21 June, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced.Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be allowed to draw up their own reopening plans.The measures are expected to be put to a Commons vote before the House rises for Easter in late March.See more on that by clicking here.SEE ALSO – ‘Stay positive – if we survived the last 12 months, we can survive now’ Home News Coronavirus: One further death and 686 new cases as England plans to… News Twitterlast_img read more