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47 deaths and 901 new cases nationally

Early this morning 771 patients were being treated for the disease in hospitals

LESS than five new cases of Covid-19 were notified in Kerry today which is very much in keeping with the low incidence rate in the county for the past week.

There were no new infections confirmed yesterday with less than five reported in the county on each of the previous four days.

Kerry still has the lowest 14-day incidence rate in the country with 71.1 cases per 100,000 population over the past fortnight.

It wasn’t such a good day nationally, however, with 47 further deaths notified and 901 newly diagnosed cases. 44 of the deaths occurred in February, two were in January with one dating back to December.

The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was from 51 to 99 years.

There have now been 4,082 coronavirus related deaths in the Republic of Ireland with the number of known infections rising to 212,647.

Early this morning 771 patients were being treated for the disease in hospitals with 151 in intensive care units and 48 additional Covid-related admissions in the past 24 hours.

Of the cases notified today, 473 are male and 422 are female with 65 per cent under 45 years of age. The median age of those affected is 36.

437 of the new cases are in Dublin, 49 in Limerick, 43 in Galway, 39 in Kildare and 32 in Meath with the remaining 301 cases spread across all other counties, including the less than five in Kerry.

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