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43 New COVID-19 Cases In Kerry, 2,944 Reported Nationally This Evening

43 New COVID-19 Cases In Kerry, 2,944 Reported Nationally This Evening

January 17, 2021 at 6:40 pm 0 comments

THERE were 43 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were 13 additional deaths reported nationally and 2,944 new cases. All deaths occurred this month. The incidence of COVID-19 in the county over the past 14 days is now 1,045.3 per 100,000 […]

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49 New COVID-19 Cases In Kerry, 60 Additional Deaths Reported Nationally

49 New COVID-19 Cases In Kerry, 60 Additional Deaths Reported Nationally

January 16, 2021 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

THERE were 49 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were 60 additional deaths reported nationally and 3,231 new cases. Of these, 59 deaths occurred in January. One death occurred in December. The incidence of COVID-19 in the county over the past […]

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90 New COVID-19 Cases In Kerry Reported This Evening

90 New COVID-19 Cases In Kerry Reported This Evening

January 15, 2021 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

THERE were 90 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were 50 additional deaths reported nationally and 3,498 new cases. All of the deaths occurred this month. The incidence of COVID-19 in the county over the past 14 days is now 1,134.7 per […]

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55 COVID-19 Cases In Kerry Reported This Evening

55 COVID-19 Cases In Kerry Reported This Evening

January 14, 2021 at 6:12 pm 0 comments

THERE were 55 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were  28 additional deaths reported nationally and 3,955 new cases. 26 of these deaths occurred in January. The date of death for two of these reported death remains under investigation. The incidence of […]

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65 New COVID-19 Kerry Cases, 63 Additional Deaths Reported

65 New COVID-19 Kerry Cases, 63 Additional Deaths Reported

January 13, 2021 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

THERE were 65 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were  63 additional deaths reported nationally and 3,569 new cases. Five of the deaths occurred in November, one in December, 56 in January and the date of one death remains under investigation. The […]

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53 New COVID-19 Cases Reported For Kerry, 46 Additional Deaths Nationally

53 New COVID-19 Cases Reported For Kerry, 46 Additional Deaths Nationally

January 12, 2021 at 6:08 pm 0 comments

THERE were 53 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were 46 additional deaths reported nationally and 3,086 new cases. Two of the deaths occurred in December and the remaining 44 in January. The incidence of COVID-19 in the county over the past […]

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66 New Kerry COVID-19 Cases, Nearly 5,000 Reported Nationally

66 New Kerry COVID-19 Cases, Nearly 5,000 Reported Nationally

January 11, 2021 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

THERE were 66 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were eight additional deaths reported nationally and 4,929 new cases. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 1,095.4 per 100,000 with 1,618 cases in the same period. There […]

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192 New COVID-19 Cases Reported For Kerry This Evening

192 New COVID-19 Cases Reported For Kerry This Evening

January 10, 2021 at 5:47 pm 2 comments

THERE were 192 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were eight additional deaths reported nationally and 6,888 new cases. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 1,065.6 per 100,000 with 1,574 cases in the same period. There […]

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75 New COVID-19 Cases Reported For Kerry This Evening

75 New COVID-19 Cases Reported For Kerry This Evening

January 9, 2021 at 5:25 pm 1 comment

THERE were 75 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were nine additional deaths reported nationally and 4,842 new cases. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 949.2 per 100,000 with 1,402 cases in the same period. Continued […]

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262 New Kerry Cases,  8,248 More Reported Nationally

262 New Kerry Cases, 8,248 More Reported Nationally

January 8, 2021 at 6:39 pm 1 comment

THERE were 262 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were 20 additional deaths reported nationally and 8,248 new cases. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 924.8 per 100,000 with 1,366 cases in the same period. The […]

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120 Kerry COVID-19 Cases Reported This Evening

120 Kerry COVID-19 Cases Reported This Evening

January 7, 2021 at 7:11 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 120 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were 10 additional deaths reported nationally and 6,521 new cases (the backlog in reporting cases has now been cleared). The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 775.9 per […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Council To Close Offices But Essential Services Will Be Provided To Public

January 7, 2021 at 5:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THE public offices of Kerry County Council will close to public access from Monday, January 11, but all essential services will continue to be provided to the people of the county. Members of the public are asked not to attend the public offices of Kerry County Council and to use […]

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John Cremin, from Knocknagree, County Cork, a 95-year-old father and grandfather resident at Killarney Community Hospital, was the first community hospital resident to receive the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Kerry on Thursday morning. He is pictured with Director of Nursing M‡ire Flynn who was the first staff member at Killarney Community Hospital to be vaccinated.
ÒIÕm very glad to be getting my vaccine today, itÕs not something that happens every week" he said.
Photo: Don MacMonagle

Further info: Mary.Smithwick@hse.ie

John Cremin, a 95-year-old father and grandfather resident at Killarney Community Hospital, has become the first resident of a residential facility in Kerry to be vaccinated against COVID-19. He got the vaccine today at Killarney Community Hospital alongside other residents and  healthcare workers from the residential unit.
John is originally from Knocknagree in Co Cork. The father of four has six grandchildren and has been a resident at Killarney Community Hospital since 2013.  He says he is looking forward to a time when he can have visitors again.
ÒWe havenÕt been able to have visitors for a while now. IÕm not a bit worried about getting the vaccine, itÕs good that itÕs here. IÕm very glad to be getting my vaccine today, itÕs not something that happens every week.Ó
Director of Nursing M‡ire Flynn was the first staff member at Killarney Community Hospital to be vaccinated.
ÒI am delighted that we are receiving the vaccine, and so happy for our residents and our staff. We are so grateful to everyone who has made this happen, and so happy to be a part of this. Our residents are very excited, and are thrilled to be getting something that gives us all new hope for 2021. The important thing about these vaccinations is that they will help us to keep our residents safe.Ó
Elaine Sheehan is assistant director of nursing at Killarney Community Hospital, and part of the team of vaccinators delivering the first vaccines today. She said sheÕs delighted to be part of the team rolling out the vaccine and keeping residents safe.
ÒWeÕve a busy few days ahead but itÕll all be worth it. It is just great to be at this point where we can begin to see some light at the end of the tunnel. People realised that we canÕt continue to live like this. For staff, this is not just about ourselves, this is about protecting our residents.Ó
Elaine added that staff and residents received literature about the vaccine over the last few days.
ÒAnyone with any questions has been able to talk to myself and the other peer vaccinators. WeÕre constantly communicating with people, supporting and reassuring them.Ó
Vaccinations will continue at Killarney Community Hospital today, tomorrow and into Saturday as vaccinators work to offer the vaccine to approximately 200 staff and more than 90 residents.
Everyone vaccinated today was given a HSE vaccine information leaflet, along with more detailed manufacturerÕs patient information leaflet, before getting the vaccine. Afterwards, each person vaccinated was given a vaccine record card, showing the name and batch of the vaccine they have received. They will each receive a second dose, to be fully protected, in three weeks.
This marks the beginning of Cork Kerry Community HealthcareÕs vaccination campaign in residential facilities in Cork and Kerry. In accordance with the priority list for vaccination set out by the country, residents aged over 65 in long-term care are among the first to receive the vaccine.
The comprehensive vaccination programme across Cork and Kerry will see Cork Kerry Community Healthcare teams vaccinate residents and staff at more than 125 locations. Our teams will travel to private nursing homes and voluntary residential facilities, as well as co-ordinating the vaccination of residents and staff at the residential facilities we run across Cork and Kerry. Our vaccinator teams will be giving vaccines at each of those locations on two occasions, three weeks apart.
Throughout next week (ie January 11th onwards), we expect to have teams travelling to more than 30 public and private facilities in Cork and Kerry (22 in Cork and 11 in Kerry). We expect to vaccinate more than 3,500 staff and residents next week alone, and this programme will accelerate in the following weeks.
While a provisional schedule of vaccination dates is in place, this schedule is subject to constant change. However, we can confirm that we aim to have made both doses of the vaccination available to all the staff and residents of such facilities by the end of February.
WeÕd like to pay tribute to the staff involved in the vaccination programme who have worked tirelessly over the last few weeks in order to be prepared for this roll-out.
This is a tremendous undertaking and weÕd like to thank all staff involved in getting vaccine delivered quickly and safely.
Unfortunately, Covid-19 is still with us and while welcome, the vaccination roll-out is only one part of our response. ItÕs still extremely important that we all remain vigilant and keep up all protective actions.
Everyone can find factual, up-to-date information, based on scientific evidence on:
www.hse.ie/covid19vaccine
www.gov.ie/covid19vaccine 
www.hpra.ie 
www.who.int
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Notes for Editors:
About the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme:
á       The COVID-19 vaccine offers people protection from COVID-19, and getting a COVID-19 vaccine should also protect people from the serious complications of COVID-19. Our aim in offering the vaccine to the population is to protect people and reduce the illness and deaths caused by this virus

á       The first delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine was received by the HSE on December 26th, and the vaccination programme began on December 30th.  Based on advice from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee, NIAC, our first limited stock were given to people in hospital settings, where medical teams can be on call on site.

á       From January 4th, the programme is being rolled out to long term residential care facilities for older people. This will be aligned with further and ongoing deliveries of the vaccine, over a 6 week rolling programme throughout all 582 nursing homes, public and private, all over the country. Our vaccinator teams will be giving vaccines at each of those locations, on two separate occasions, 3 weeks apart.
á       In the later phases of the programme that will focus on the next priority groups, people may be vaccinated through mass vaccination clinics, GP surgeries and community pharmacies. This will be done by qualified and trained healthcare workers, including hospital doctors, community medical officers, nurses, GPs and pharmacists. More information will be given about the later phases when they have been agreed and implemented.
á       Ireland has approximately 580 nursing homes, 80% of which are privately owned, and the vaccination of their residents is a highly complex process requiring the cooperation of all stakeholders.
á       Cork Kerry Community Healthcare is working with local nursing home providers to finalise their schedules. This requires each provider to assure themselves that they can register each staff member and resident who wishes to take the vaccine and collect the required 55 individual pieces of information on each person who wishes to be vaccinated several days before the vaccination team is due to arrive.
á       Each provider must also ensure that each staff member and each resident (and their families where appropriate) understand and give informed consent to the vaccine.
á       The target completion date for all 580 Public, Private and Voluntary Nursing Homes is February 28th next, bearing in mind that COVID outbreaks may interrupt vaccination.
á       The HSE has commenced an information programme all about the vaccine, starting with printed and online information for the first priority groups being offered the vaccine, along with

COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin At Kerry Residential Facilities

January 7, 2021 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

A 95-YEAR-OLD father and grandfather resident at Killarney Community Hospital, has become the first resident of a residential facility in Kerry to be vaccinated against COVID-19. John Cremin received the vaccine today at Killarney Community Hospital alongside other residents and  healthcare workers from the residential unit. John, originally from Knocknagree […]

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235 New Kerry COVID-19 Cases Reported This Evening

235 New Kerry COVID-19 Cases Reported This Evening

January 6, 2021 at 6:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 235 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were 17 additional deaths reported nationally and 7,836 new cases. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 721.7 per 100,000 with 1,066 cases in the same period. The […]

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122 New Kerry COVID-19 Cases Reported This Evening

122 New Kerry COVID-19 Cases Reported This Evening

January 5, 2021 at 6:11 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 122 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were 17 additional deaths (all but one took place in January) reported nationally and 5,325 new cases. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 587 per 100,000 with […]

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129 More Kerry COVID-19 Cases Reported This Evening

129 More Kerry COVID-19 Cases Reported This Evening

January 4, 2021 at 6:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 129 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were six additional deaths reported nationally and 6,110 new cases. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 522.7 per 100,000 with 772 cases in the same period. The […]

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131 New Kerry COVID-19 Cases, Nearly 5,000 Nationally Reported This Evening

131 New Kerry COVID-19 Cases, Nearly 5,000 Nationally Reported This Evening

January 3, 2021 at 5:55 pm 1 comment

THERE were 131 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were seven additional deaths reported nationally and 4,962 new cases. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 453.6 per 100,000 with 670 cases in the same period. The […]

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98 New Kerry COVID Cases, Almost 3,400 Reported Nationally This Evening

98 New Kerry COVID Cases, Almost 3,400 Reported Nationally This Evening

January 2, 2021 at 6:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 98 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were four additional deaths reported nationally and 3,394 new cases. However, due to the large volume of positive tests in recent days it means there is a delay in formal reporting and in the […]

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94 New Kerry COVID-19 Cases Reported This Evening

94 New Kerry COVID-19 Cases Reported This Evening

January 1, 2021 at 6:53 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 94 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were 11 additional deaths reported nationally and 1,754 new cases. However, due to the large volume of positive tests in recent days means there is a delay in formal reporting and in excess of […]

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16 New Kerry COVID-19 Cases Reported This Evening, 1,620 Nationally

16 New Kerry COVID-19 Cases Reported This Evening, 1,620 Nationally

December 31, 2020 at 5:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 16 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were 12 additional deaths reported nationally. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 289.1 per 100,000 with 427 cases in the same period. The national average per 100,000 […]

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UHK Management Appeals To Public To Adhere To Government’s Covid-19 Guidelines

UHK Management Appeals To Public To Adhere To Government’s Covid-19 Guidelines

December 31, 2020 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry (UHK) is experiencing an increase in the number of patients presenting with suspected and confirmed Covid-19 and management is appealing to members of the public to follow the most recent Government’s Covid-19 guidelines. Doctor Niamh Feeley, Clinical Director, University Hospital Kerry said: “We are urging the people of […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Kerry County Council Outlines Services During Level 5 Restrictions

December 31, 2020 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is encouraging members of the public to adhere closely to the Level 5 restrictions and, in line with Government advice, people are reminded to stay at home except for essential purposes. The Government announced the imposition of Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions – the highest level of restrictions […]

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30 New Kerry COVID-19 Cases With 1,718 Reported Nationally This Evening

30 New Kerry COVID-19 Cases With 1,718 Reported Nationally This Evening

December 30, 2020 at 5:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 30 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were 13 additional deaths reported nationally. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 295.2 per 100,000 with 436 cases in the same period. Kerry has a higher incidence […]

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57 Kerry COVID-19 Cases Reported This Evening, 1,546 Nationally

57 Kerry COVID-19 Cases Reported This Evening, 1,546 Nationally

December 29, 2020 at 6:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 57 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were nine additional deaths reported nationally. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 285.7 per 100,000 with 422 cases in the same period. Kerry has a higher incidence […]

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23 New Kerry COVID-19 Cases, 765 Nationally

23 New Kerry COVID-19 Cases, 765 Nationally

December 28, 2020 at 5:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 23 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There was one additional deaths reported nationally. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 252.5 per 100,000 with 373 cases in the same period. Kerry has a higher incidence […]

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19 Kerry Cases Reported This Evening, 744 Nationally

19 Kerry Cases Reported This Evening, 744 Nationally

December 27, 2020 at 5:50 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 19 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening, but Kerry has seen a drastic rise of cases since Christmas Eve. There were four additional deaths reported nationally. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 249 per […]

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39 Kerry COVID-19 Cases, 922 Further Reported Nationally This Evening

39 Kerry COVID-19 Cases, 922 Further Reported Nationally This Evening

December 24, 2020 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 39 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were eight additional deaths reported nationally. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 189.2 per 100,000 with 280 cases in the same period. Kerry has a higher […]

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35 Additional COVID-19 Cases In Kerry Reported This Evening

35 Additional COVID-19 Cases In Kerry Reported This Evening

December 23, 2020 at 6:06 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 35 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were 13 additional deaths reported nationally. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 163.2 per 100,000 with 211 cases in the same period. Kerry has a higher […]

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27 New Kerry COVID Cases, 970 Reported Nationally

27 New Kerry COVID Cases, 970 Reported Nationally

December 22, 2020 at 6:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 27 new COVID-19 cases reported for Kerry in the health authorities’ daily update this evening. There were 13 additional deaths reported nationally. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 140.1 per 100,000 with 207 cases in the same period. Kerry has a higher […]

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Gardaí Advise Motorists To Avoid Ballymullen Area Due To Numbers Presenting For COVID Tests

Gardaí Advise Motorists To Avoid Ballymullen Area Due To Numbers Presenting For COVID Tests

December 22, 2020 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee are asking motorists to avoid the Ballymullen area this morning due to the number of people presenting for COVID testing. The HSE Testing Centre is located at Ballymullen Barracks and a large number of people are due there between 8.30am and 12 noon this morning. Diversions will […]

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