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Four more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kerry

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There are now 89 cases of COVID-19 in Kerry – up four from yesterday (Sunday), while 16 patients across the country have since sadly died.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre this evening confirmed that there’s 370 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as of 1pm today (Monday).

In total there are now 5,364 confirmed cases, and 174 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

Of the 16 patients who have died:

  • 11 deaths are located in the east, four in the north west, one in the west of the country
  • The patients included six females and 10 males
  • Four patients were reported as having underlying health conditions
  • Median age of today’s reported deaths is 78

Research conducted on behalf of the Department of Health, a nationally representative online survey of 1,270 adults conducted today, and which will be conducted twice weekly, reveals:

  • The percentage of people stockpiling has reduced from a peak of 43% in mid-March to 20% today
  • 86% of people believe that current government restrictions are “about right”
  • 67% are interacting with family and friends over the phone

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:

“Our research shows overall level of worry remains high at seven out of 10 but has not increased significantly since the middle of March, despite the introduction of more restrictive measures."

Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer HSE, added that the Healthcare system has been preparing for a surge in COVID-19 cases.

“It is important to remind people that our hospitals continue to carry out all emergency and essential activity.”

Today’s data from HPSC, as of midnight, Saturday, April 4 (4,916 cases), reveals:

  • 46% are male and 54% are female, with 260 clusters involving 989 cases
  • Median age of confirmed cases is 49 years
  • 1,265 cases (26%) have been hospitalised
  • Of those hospitalised, 169 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 1,263 cases (26%) are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 2,692 (55% of all cases) followed by Cork with 362 cases (7%)
  • Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 65%, close contact accounts for 23%, travel abroad accounts for 12%

 

 

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Killarney competitors bring home the medals

By Michelle Crean It was a great weekend for Killarney as Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors took home medals from the AJP Switzerland International Tour in Zurich. Members of Movement & Fitness Club competed against the world’s finest athletes which led to them bringing home amazing results.After a great fight Matthew Morris made it into the […]

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By Michelle Crean

It was a great weekend for Killarney as Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors took home medals from the AJP Switzerland International Tour in Zurich.

Members of Movement & Fitness Club competed against the world’s finest athletes which led to them bringing home amazing results.After a great fight Matthew Morris made it into the semi-finals.Ewelina Downey received two gold medals in Gi and NOGI fights, just two months after her promotion to blue belt.The club’s coach, Wilson Da Silva, also competed for the first time as a brown belt, and won gold in the Gi category and silver in NOGI.”The results don’t lie,” he said.”The hard work, dedication, commitment and passion pays off. Impossible is nothing, and that’s what we are trying to teach our students in Movement & Fitness Club Killarney.”Martial Arts helps to fight depression, bulling, obesity, and builds up self esteem and confidence, he explained.”There is no ego, no one is better, we are all the same trying to learn from each other, helping and correcting ourselves so we become better together. Our club is filling up with amazing students from age four up who connect with us by the same passion and love for the sport. If you are looking to change your life come and join our family.”

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Ian makes his debut as a radio presenter

By Sean Moriarty Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week. The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017. Since the accident he has been a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week.

The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017.

Since the accident he has been a champion for the less fortunate under his mantra: “If you can’t stand up – standout”.

This was the inspiration behind his brand new radio show which aired for the first time on Wednesday evening.

‘Stand Out with Ian O’Connell’ will feature interviews with people who have overcome great adversary to reach even greater heights.

His first guest was fellow Killarney man Jordan Lee. The Paralympian represented Ireland in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

“I was used to being in the studio from people interviewing me, but this time I turned the table,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was great to have Jordan on, two Killarney men! I really enjoyed it, it got a massive reaction and I got loads of emails and messages afterwards and into Thursday morning.”

Ian will reveal his guest for the show on the previous Monday through various social media channels.

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