Five More Cases In Kerry, 254 Reported Nationally This Evening

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THERE were five more COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry over the past 24 hours.

The total official number of cases for the county since the start of the pandemic rose by eight to 357 to reflect yesterday’s rise and that will increase again tomorrow.

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

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136 are in Dublin, 20 in Donegal, 13 in Louth, 12 in Wicklow, 9 in Waterford, 7 in Carlow, 6 in Galway, 5 in Kerry, 5 in Wexford and the remaining 28 in Clare, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Mayo, Monagahan, Offaly Roscommon and Westmeath.

The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 31,799.

Like yesterday, there were three additional deaths from the virus reported again this evening in Ireland.  The total number of people who have died after contracting COVID-19 is 1,788 (two deaths have been denotified).

Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said: “The reproduction number is between 1.3 – 1.7 nationally. I am more concerned than I have been at any point since late April. Case numbers appear to be growing exponentially and are likely to double every 10 to 14 days if every one of us does not immediately act to break chains of transmission of the virus. If we do not interrupt transmission now, bring the r-number back to below 1, modelling shows that we could have 500 – 1,000 cases per day by the 16th of October, 50-60% of which would be in Dublin.”

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