Public urged to ‘stay the course’ on Covid

36 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the past 24 hours

ALTHOUGH there has been no additional Covid-19 related death reported for the country for the third consecutive day, the Department of Health today confirmed that a further 36 people have been infected with the coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

The total number of deaths still stands at 1,753 but the number of people who have contracted the disease rises to 25,802.

No additional case was reported in Kerry this Tuesday and the number of known cases in the county remains at 316.

Department of Health Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, acknowledged that so much has been achieved in the ongoing effort to curb the spread of the virus in communities and that has made it possible to reopen society and the economy.

But he pleaded with the public to “stay the course” on public health measures to enable the government to reach its targets in priority areas like the resumption of healthcare services and the reopening of schools.

The worst hit age group in terms on infection has been those aged between 45 and 54 with 4,607 cases, followed by 35-44 (4,532), 25-34 (4,353), 55-64 (3,274), 85+ (2,372), 75-84 (2,302), 15-24 (1,960) 65-74 (1,824) 5-14 (1,960) and new born to aged four (183).

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