Less Than Five Additional COVID Cases Reported For Kerry, 411 Nationally

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THERE were less than five new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry this afternoon.

When the number is less than five, the exact figure is revealed the following day on the COVID data hub on gov.ie.

There was six additional deaths and 411 more cases reported nationally. All reported deaths occurred in March. The median age of those who died was 79 years and the age range was 49 – 87 years.

The 14 day incidence of new cases for Kerry is 27.1 per 100,000 people. There have been 40 cases reported in the same period and the rolling five day average of cases is 2.

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 161.1.

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150 in Dublin, 31 in Donegal, 25 in Kildare, 25 in Wexford, 21 in Offaly and the remaining 159 cases are spread across 17 other counties.

There have now been 235,854 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland and 4,687 people who died with the virus since the start of the pandemic.

As of 8am today, 297 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 67 are in ICU. 16 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of March 28h 2021, 806,541 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

• 580,857 people have received their first dose
• 225,684 people have received their second dose

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Together with all of the basic public health measures with which we are all now so familiar, vaccination will significantly reduce risk of COVID-19 over the next relatively short period of time. It will radically reduce mortality when those over 70 are fully vaccinated but will initially have a smaller effect on hospitalisation and critical care until the wider adult population, especially vulnerable adults and those aged 50-69 years, are protected by vaccination.

“There is a critical window over the next 8 weeks where any significant increase in close contact is likely to lead to a significant fourth wave of infection in the range of that experienced in January 2021.”

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    Ireland is now copying the British model of an age-based system for vaccination? About time, as age is everything with this virus.
    Not a problem for most people under 60 years of age so why are we locked down, just vaccinate the elderly and variable along with their healthcare’s!
    There is no excuse to lock the population down if the most venerable are vaccinated and this common sense system will achieve it faster.

    Of course the brave so called frontline Gestapo Síochána will be boohooing even if none died yet!

    I for one will NEVER take the vaccination, Gestapo Síochána ye can have mine 😉