AS the county prepares to revert back to a Level 3 lockdown and most businesses prepare to reopen in time for the Christmas rush, it was confirmed today that six additional cases of coronavirus have been reported in Kerry.
That brings to 79 the number of positive cases diagnosed in the county in the past fortnight.
Nationally, seven further Covid-19 related deaths have occurred and an additional 243 cases have been notified.
The number of fatalities now rises to 2,050 while 71,942 people have been infected with the virus in the Republic of Ireland.
Early this afternoon 254 patients were hospitalised for coronavirus reasons and 31 are in were being treated in intensive care. There have been 20 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours
Of the cases notified today 137 are male, 104 are female and 71 per cent are under the age of 45. The median age of those infected is 32.
91 of the latest cases are in Dublin, 26 in Donegal, 18 in Cork, 16 in Waterford and 15 in Limerick with the remaining 77 cases spread across another 18 counties, including the six in Kerry.
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