No new case in Kerry but 24 reported nationally

A social distancing notice posted on the entrance door at a store in Killarney

NO additional death from Covid-19 related complications was reported this Monday but senior health officials have confirmed that 24 more people have tested positive for coronavirus.

It brings to 25,462 the number of people infected with the disease.

No additional case has been reported in Kerry where the total number of known infections has remained at 310 since last week.

Department of Health Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, said today that a worrying trend is emerging with the number of reported cases increasing and some new clusters being reported.

“As restrictions are lifted and people move about more, it’s important that we use the tools that have helped us suppress the virus to date,” he said.

At least six cases reported today are associated with international travel with many countries around the world are still experiencing high and increasing levels of the disease. Last week, there were over 1.1 million cases reported and there have now been over 10 million cases reported globally to date.

“The risk of imported cases remains high. It’s important that we continue to avoid all unnecessary travel at this time,” the Department of Health warned.

“Hand washing, physical distancing, cough/sneeze hygiene and wearing face coverings are important personal behaviours that mean, as we go about our daily lives, we are doing everything we can to avoid contracting the virus and spreading it to those we love,” Dr Holohan added.

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