Five New COVID-19 Cases In Kerry, 11 Additional Deaths Reported Nationally

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KERRY has seen a rise of five COVID-19 cases in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were 11 additional deaths reported nationally.

The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 123 per 100,000 with 182 cases in the same period.

The official number of COVID-19 cases in the county rose by 8 to reflect yesterday’s increase, which brings the number to 1,274 since the start of the pandemic, with today’s cases to be added tomorrow.

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

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84 in Dublin, 44 in Limerick, 34 in Cork, 34 in Donegal, 24 in Roscommon and the remaining 146 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 68,686.

There were 11 additional deaths from the virus reported this evening in Ireland. The total number of people who have died after contracting COVID-19 is 1,995.

As of 2pm today (Tuesday), 272 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 34 are in ICU. There have been 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “I am increasingly concerned that the positive trends we had seen recently have not been maintained.

“The 5-day moving average of daily cases has increased from an average of 350 cases on the 11th November to 424 today.

“We have two weeks to continue in our efforts to drive down community transmission of this disease as much as possible. The lower the incidence the more flexibility the country will have in easing measures.”

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