Nine Additional COVID-19 Cases In Kerry, 591 Reported Nationally This Evening

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THERE were nine new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry this afternoon.

There were 8 additional deaths and 591 more cases reported nationally. Four deaths occurred in March, four in February. The median age of those who died was 74 years and the age range was 51 – 94 years.

The 14 day incidence of new cases for Kerry is 25.7 per 100,000 people. There have been 38 cases reported in the same period and the rolling five day average of cases is 4.

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 166.6.

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288 of the additional cases are in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 30 in Meath, 28 in Westmeath, 27 in Laois and the remaining 178 cases are spread across 19 other counties.

There have now been 237,187 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland and 4,713 people who died with the virus since the start of the pandemic.

As of 8am today, 264 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 62 are in ICU. There have been 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of last Tuesday (30 March), there have been 840,561 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:
• 603,802 people have received their first dose
• 236,759 people have received their second dose

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