No one is safe unless everyone is safe

We must keep our distance, wash our hands, wear face coverings and continue to make safe decisions

NO new case of Covid-19 has been reported in Kerry this Wednesday and the number of infections recorded in the county remains at 317.

Nationally, however, 14 additional cases were confirmed to bring the total to 25,942 although no new Covid-related deaths have occurred in the past 24 hours and the number of fatalities remains at 1,764.

Department of Health Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, said 11 of today’s cases were close contacts of previously confirmed cases and half of these had no symptoms.

He said if people are concerned that they have been in contact with a confirmed case they should present for testing and not wait for symptoms to emerge.

“There are now eight confirmed cases of Covid-19 in our hospital system, the lowest number since early March. However, across Europe the pandemic appears to be accelerating once again,” Dr Glynn noted.

“We have an opportunity to avoid a similar scenario here. We must take it by focusing once again on that will protect ourselves, our friends, our families,” he said.

The senior public health official added: “No one is safe unless everyone is safe.”

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