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226 COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Kerry

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There’s been a further 38 deaths from COVID-19 since yesterday (Tuesday), and there’s now 226 diagnosed cases in Kerry – which is up 7.

This evening (Wednesday), the Health Protection Surveillance Centre revealed that there’s now 1,068 new cases in Ireland which includes tests results from both Ireland and Germany.

And with the latest figures from Germany included, there are now a total of 12,547 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the deaths;

  • 29 deaths located in the east, six in the west, three in the south of the country
  • the people included 22 males and 16 females
  • the median age of today’s reported deaths is 84
  • 28 people were reported as having underlying health conditions

 

There have now been 444 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

 

As of 1pm Wednesday, the HPSC has been notified of the following cases;

  • An additional 657 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by Irish laboratories
  • An additional 411 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by a laboratory in Germany

 

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Monday, April 13 (11,261 cases), reveals:

  • 55% are female and 45% are male, with 413 clusters involving 2,244 cases
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
  • 1,968 cases (18%) have been hospitalised
  • Of those hospitalised, 280 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 2,872 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 5,850 (52% of all cases) followed by Cork with 829 cases (7%)
  • Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 52%, close contact accounts for 42%, travel abroad accounts for 6%

 

“We are continuing to monitor the course of this disease across a range of indicators – not only in the number of confirmed cases and deaths reported but also through hospital and ICU admissions, clusters and patterns of transmission,” Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said.

“While a number of these parameters are going in a positive direction, it is clear that we need to keep going in our efforts, on an individual level, to limit the spread of this virus.”

 

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Insurance for building contractors

What kind of insurance does a building contractor need? Commercial vehicles and machinery First and foremost, if a building contractor has commercial vehicles then road risk cover is a requirement by law. As with all other motor insurance products, the cover options would be comprehensive, third party fire and theft, or third party only. Commercial […]

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What kind of insurance does a building contractor need?

Commercial vehicles and machinery

First and foremost, if a building contractor has commercial vehicles then road risk cover is a requirement by law. As with all other motor insurance products, the cover options would be comprehensive, third party fire and theft, or third party only. Commercial fleet polices can cover many vehicles under one policy.
The value of the vehicle is important to review each year, as are the drivers.
Commercial vehicle policies usually give “open driving 25 to 70-years-old” but sometimes naming the drivers who will use the vehicle is a better option and can save you money.
You may need road risk and associated covers for driving plant and machinery such as teleporters, tractors and the like.

Employers, Public and Products Liability Insurance

Employers Liability Insurance covers your legal liability in the event that you are negligent and required to pay compensation for bodily injuries to an employee in the course of their employment. Employee numbers and annual wages will need to be disclosed accurately and annually.
Public Liability Insurance covers your legal liability in the event that you are negligent and required to pay compensation for bodily injuries or damage to third party property in the course of your business activities.
Your annual turnover will need to be disclosed and reviewed annually. Many main contractors and State bodies may require the tradesperson to have a minimum of €6.5 million limit of indemnity.
Products Liability Insurance covers your legal liability for injuries and property damage in connection with goods sold or supplied.

Other covers needed may include “Tools in Transit” cover which can be arranged in conjunction with your commercial vehicle policy and “Engineering Inspection Cover” may be required on plant and machinery. A “Contract Works Policy” protects the building works in progress against fire. Some insurers can include “Personal Accident” cover on a combined liability policy.

You should seek out the expert advice of a professional insurance broker to review your insurance needs. At Healy Insurances, we can review your business requirements, offer expert advice and save you money on your premiums.

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Yellow rainfall warning issued for Kerry

A status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for the county from 12noon today (Monday) until the early hours of tomorrow morning. Thunderstorms and heavy showers will develop today over the western half of the country, moving eastwards this evening where they will continue tonight. Localised downpours will lead to spot flooding and hazardous driving […]

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A status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for the county from 12noon today (Monday) until the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Thunderstorms and heavy showers will develop today over the western half of the country, moving eastwards this evening where they will continue tonight. Localised downpours will lead to spot flooding and hazardous driving conditions.

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