Less Than Five Cases Reported For Kerry This Evening, 776 Nationally

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THERE were fewer than five new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry at the NPHET briefing this evening.

When the number is less than five, the exact number is not revealed by the health authorities until the following day on the COVID data hub.

There were 29 additional deaths and 776 more cases reported nationally.  Seventeen of the deaths occurred in February and 12 in January. The age range of those who died was between 29 and 95.

The 14 day incidence of new cases for Kerry is 35.2 per 100,000 people. There have been 52 cases reported in the same period and the rolling five day average of cases is 5. Kerry is still the county with the lowest incidence of cases in the past 14 days. The national incidence rate over the past 14 days is 223.

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278 of the cases are in Dublin, 69 in Galway, 57 in Meath, 52 in Kildare, 48 in Donegal and the remaining 272 cases are spread across all other counties.

There have now been 218,251 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland and 4,300 people who died with the virus since the start of then pandemic.

As of 8am today, 574 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 136 are in ICU. There have been 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of last Tuesday (23 February), there have been 373,280 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:
• 238,841 people have received their first dose
• 134,439 people have received their second dose

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