One death and three new cases of Covid-19 nationally

ALTHOUGH no updated figure for Kerry has been released – for the second day in a row – the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that one additional person with Covid-19 has died, bringing the number of fatalities in the Republic of Ireland to 1,735.

As of midnight on Saturday there were three additional confirmed cases of coronavirus which sees the total number of known infections to 25,439, following the denotification of one case.

There are 20 patients with Covid-19 related complications currently in hospital and 11 of those are being treated in intensive care units. Two admissions have been reported in the past 24 hours.

No update on the Kerry figures have been released since Friday at which time there were 310 known cases in the county.

Phase three of the plan to reopen Ireland commences tomorrow when people will be allowed to travel anywhere within the country, indoor gatherings of up to 50 people can be held and up to 200 people can gather in outdoor places.

Pubs and hotel bars operating as restaurants can recommence business, cafés and restaurants can reopen and hostels, caravan parks and holiday parks can resume.

Hairdressers and barbers can start snipping again, beauty salons can reopen as can all remaining retailers not already open.

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