235 New Kerry COVID-19 Cases Reported This Evening

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THERE were 235 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were 17 additional deaths reported nationally and 7,836 new cases.

The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 721.7 per 100,000 with 1,066 cases in the same period.

The official number of COVID-19 cases in the county since the start of the pandemic is now 2,424, which is an increase of 121 since yesterday, with today’s cases to be added tomorrow.

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7,836 new cases over the past 24 hours were confirmed nationally by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) this evening.

2,263 in Dublin, 1,373 in Cork, 496 in Louth, 345 in Limerick, 340 in Meath and the remaining 3,019 cases are spread across all other counties.

The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 121,154.

There were 17 further deaths from the virus reported this evening in Ireland. The total number of people who have died after contracting COVID-19 is 2,299.

As of 2pm today, 954 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 88 are in ICU. 105 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “The country is in a serious phase of this surge of COVID-19. There is evidence of an increasing presence of the UK variant in Ireland. All counties have an upward trajectory of the disease. There is concerning escalation of admissions to hospital and ICU. We are very likely to see escalating mortality and ICU admissions in the coming days and weeks.

“It has never been more important, throughout our experience of this pandemic, to stay home and only meet people outside of your household for essential purposes, always adhering to public health advice; physical distance, hand hygiene, cough/sneeze etiquette, wearing a face covering.”

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