Health chiefs confirm 25 additional deaths

Everyone stay at home: An appeal on a sign at the entrance to Killarney National Park

THERE are now 122 cases of Covid-19 in Kerry with five new patients diagnosed in the past 24 hours.

Nationally, a further 25 people have died bringing the total number of fatalities to 235 and the latest victims were 10 females and 15 males with a median age of 80.

A further 365 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed today and the total number of people infected to date now stands at 6,074.

Of the 235 deaths, 168 died in a hospital setting, 27 were patients in intensive care units and 190 were reported to have had underlying conditions. 148 males and 87 females have lost their lives due to contracting Covid-19.

Health authorities have also confirmed that of the 6,074 confirmed cases, 1,568 involve health care workers and their median age is 48.

24 per cent of all those infected – or 1,442 patients – are over the age of 65, 18.7 per cent (1,118) are aged between 45 and 54, 18.6 per cent (1,111) are aged between 35 and 44 and 16.9 per cent (1,010) are aged between 25 and 34.

Additionally 14.2 per cent (847) are in the 55 to 64 age bracket, 6.1 per cent (364) are aged between 15 and 24 and there are a total of 72 patients aged under 14.

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