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An increase of two COVID-19 cases in Kerry

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There has been a reported 68 cases of COVID-19 in Kerry, an increase of just two since yesterday (Tuesday), while a further 14 patients diagnosed in Ireland have since died.

Nationally, as of 1pm, today (Wednesday), 212 new confirmed cases have been confirmed. In total across the country there’s 3,447 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Of those who died:

  • 10 deaths are located in the east, four in the South
  • The patients included seven females and seven males.
  • Eight patients were reported as having underlying health conditions.

 

There have now been 85 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

The median age of deaths in Ireland is 82.

Today’s data from HPSC, (2,990 cases), reveals:

  • 48% are male and 50% are female, with 134 clusters involving 563 cases
  • Median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
  • 834 cases (28%) have been hospitalised
  • Of those hospitalised, 126 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 752 cases (25%) are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 1,645 (55% of all cases) followed by Cork with 255 cases (8%)
  • Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 60%, close contact accounts for 21%, travel abroad accounts for 18%

Research conducted on behalf of the Department of Health shows that 65% of people in Ireland are engaging in digital interactions with family and friends.

The nationally representative online survey of 1,270 adults conducted today, and which will be conducted twice weekly, reveals:

  • 89% believe current social distancing measures are appropriate
  • 94% are confident in their ability to adhere to new restrictions
  • 85% feel they have adapted to changes since COVID-19 and know the steps to take if they develop symptoms

“Our research suggests that one in three people are worried about their health, with three out of four worried about the health of their families and friends,” Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said.

“People are taking action to look after their well-being. Two thirds of people are conversing with family and friend’s by using phone and Internet.

“Restrictions do not mean you stop maintaining your relationships or your health. Adapt your hobbies; go for walks, exercise and do the things that maintain well-being within the limits of physical distancing and public health advice.

“I can confirm that expanded contact tracing for all confirmed cases for the 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms, as decided by National Public Health Emergency Team will commence this week. This will reduce transmission of the virus.”

Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE said the public health messaging remains the same for all patients awaiting testing.

“Assume you have COVID-19 and isolate. Each and every one of you can break the chain of transmission of the virus, save lives and reduce illness among vulnerable groups.”

 

 

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Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via: www.creditunion.ie
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email info@gilroys.ie or for more information visit www.gilroys.ie.

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]

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Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.

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