Rise Of 14 In Kerry COVID-19 Cases With 1,095 More Reported Nationally This Evening

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KERRY has seen a rise of 14 cases in the health authorities daily update this evening.

The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 153 per 100,000 (17th highest nationally) with 226 cases confirmed in the same period.

The official number of COVID-19 cases in the county rose by 50 to reflect yesterday’s increase, which brings the number to 6033 since the start of the pandemic with today’s 14 cases to be added tomorrow.

1,095 new cases over the past 24 hours confirmed nationally by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) this evening and Kerry is likely to see extra cases added tomorrow.

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246 are in Dublin, 185 in Meath, 128 in Cavan, 118 in Cork, 63 in Kildare, 56 in Louth, 50 in Galway, 31 in Monaghan, 29 in Donegal, 28 in Limerick, 23 in Wexford, 22 in Clare, 14 in Kerry and the rest spread among the rest of the counties.

The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 45,243. 70% are under 45 years of age.

There were five additional deaths from the virus reported this evening in Ireland. The total number of people who have died after contracting COVID-19 is 1,835.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “Today, we again report a daily new confirmed case figure over 1,000. This situation is extremely concerning. Every single one of us has a role to play. We each need to reduce contact with other people as much as possible, so that means staying at home, working from home where possible, practicing physical distancing and stopping discretionary socialising.”

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