Kerry Among Counties With COVID-19 Case Increase, 211 Confirmed Nationally

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KERRY was among the counties seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases reported over the past 24 hours.

The total official number of cases for the county since the start of the pandemic remains at 343, but will increase tomorrow when this evening’s increase is taken into account.

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

121 are in Dublin, 17 in Louth, 10 in Limerick, 8 in Cork, 7 in Westmeath, 7 in Wicklow, 6 in Laois, 5 in Donegal, 5 in Galway, and the remaining 24 cases are in Carlow, Clare, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Meath, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary, and Waterford.

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100 are men and 108 are women, 73% are under 45 years of age and28% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case. 42 cases have been identified as community transmission

The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 30,571.

There was one additional deaths from the virus reported this evening in Ireland.  The total number of people who have died after contracting COVID-19 is 1,781.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “While we are seeing a continued increase in cases, particularly in Dublin, this is at least partly due to the willingness of people to heed our core messages around knowing the symptoms and coming forward promptly for testing. This together with all of the other key behaviours will help to break the chains of transmission in our communities.
“This weekend, please limit your social contacts, especially visitors to your home. Avoid crowds, keep your distance from others and wear a face covering where appropriate.”

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