Less Than Five COVID Cases For Kerry, 390 Reported Nationally This Evening

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LIKE yesterday, there were less than five new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry this evening.

When the number is less than five, the exact number is not revealed until the following day on the COVID data hub on the gov.ie website.

There were 11 additional deaths reported and 390 new cases of the virus reported nationally this evening. Of the deaths notified today four occurred in April, two occurred in March, four occurred in February and one occurred in January. The median age of those who died was 83 years and the age range was 50-93 years.

The 14 day incidence of new cases for Kerry is 38.6 per 100,000 people. There have been 57 cases reported in the same period and the rolling five day average of cases is 3.

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Kerry is the county with the fourth lowest incidence of cases in the past 14 days. The national incidence rate over the past 14 days is 113.9.

172 of the cases were in Dublin, 42 in Kildare, 21 in Meath, 20 in Tipperary, 18 in Donegal and the remaining 117 cases are spread across 19 other counties.

There have now been 244,297 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland and 4,847 people who died with the virus since the start of the pandemic.

As of 8am today, 179 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 48 are in ICU. There have been 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of last Sunday (18 April) there have been 1,208,459 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:
• 855,512 people have received their first dose
• 352,947 people have received their second dose

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