No Rise In Kerry Cases, 334 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Nationally

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THE total official number of cases for Kerry since the start of the pandemic remained at 368 this evening.

Kerry was not mentioned specifically by the health authorities this evening as being among the counties reporting an increase since yesterday.

Earlier today, it was revealed that Kerry has the second lowest incidence rate of COVID-19 nationwide in the past two weeks, according to figures released by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre covering the period of September 7th to midnight on September 20th. Kerry had 26 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in those two weeks, a rate of 17.6 per 100,000 people. Only Tipperary was lower at 16.9 per 100,000.

Meanwhile, 344 new cases over the past 24 hours were confirmed nationally by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) this evening.

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174 cases are in Dublin, 34 in Cork, 30 in Kildare, 18 in Donegal, 10 in Galway, 10 in Louth, 6 in Clare, 6 in Mayo, 6 in Meath, 6 in Roscommon, 6 in Waterford, 5 in Limerick, with the remaining 23 spread across 11 counties (which were not mentioned specifically).

The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 33,444.

There were no additional deaths from the virus reported this evening in Ireland.  The total number of people who have died after contracting COVID-19 is 1,792.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:  “Despite accounting for just a quarter of the population, people aged 15 – 34 years of age account for 40% of COVID-19 cases in the past two months. This is not surprising as they are more likely to be moving about in the community, going to school, higher education or work, and keeping our economy and key services going.

“For teenagers and people in their 20s and 30s in particular, I know that what has been, and is being asked of you again is extraordinary. This pandemic has impacted on your education, your employment, your relationships and your social lives. The vast majority have done the right thing – have heeded public health advice and kept themselves and their families safe.

“But the disease is continuing to spread disproportionately among younger people at present. And so, I am asking you to stick with this and continue to follow the public health advice.”

“Be a role model for others. Limit the number of people you meet, maintain 2 metres physical distance, wear a face covering, wash your hands well and often. Together, every safe behaviour counts.”

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One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    Keep the facts in mind; the number of cases are on the rise. However the number of deaths are not!
    Why?

    Open your mind, watch the following!

    Sky News Australia news report, Australia’s ‘overreaction’ to COVID-19 ‘damaged our society and economy’:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FINwOHk3hus

    Dan’s Mix Tape YouTube report, Ireland: The State Of It – Article 48, Irish Water and the price of your Freedom:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHW77Zyp-i8

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