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People over 65 account for 90% of Covid deaths

THERE was further good news for Kerry this evening with confirmation that no new case of Covid-19 has been reported in the county for the fourth day in a row.

The number of people from the county infected with the virus remains at 308.

Nationally today, there were 11 additional deaths reported – one less than yesterday – and 115 new cases were confirmed which is 39 more than yesterday.

The number of fatalities from coronavirus in the country now stands at 1,592 and a total of 24,506 people have contracted the disease.

It was also confirmed today that people over the age of 65 have made up a whopping 90 per cent of Covid-19 related deaths.

This age group also accounted for more than 25 per cent of all confirmed cases of the virus.

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