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New cases hit four figures four days in a row

55 new cases have been reported in Kerry

FIFTY five new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Kerry today – the highest number reported in the county in any one day.

There have now been 293 new infections confirmed in the county in the past 14 days and the total number of cases in Kerry now stands at 717.

The nine cases notified for Kerry yesterday was later revised to eight.

Nationally today, there were eight new deaths reported, one of which occurred in June, two in September and five in October. It brings the number of fatalities related to the virus to 1,849.

An additional 1,276 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed and that brings to 48,678 the total number of infections since the pandemic began.

It is the fourth day in a row that new confirmed cases have hit four figures.

Of the cases notified today, 644 were male, 631 female and 69 per cent are under 45 years of age, with a median age of 31 years old.

278 were in Dublin, 149 in Cork, 108 in Meath, 107 in Galway and 80 in Wexford with the remaining 554 cases spread across 21 counties, including Kerry.

As of 2 o’clock this Saturday, there were 260 patients being treated for the disease in hospitals with 30 in intensive care units.

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