There has been no increase in COVID-19 cases in Kerry for a second day.

This evening the Health Protection Surveillance Centre released new figures including that a total of 12 people with COVID-19 have died.

There have now been a total 1,458 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of 11am, the HPSC has been notified of 236 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 22,996 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

In Kerry however, the figure remains at 303 for a second day in a row.


Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Friday 8 May (22,671 cases), reveals:

  • 57% are female and 43% are male
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years
  • 2,986 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • Of those hospitalised, 383 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 6,771 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,068 (49% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,324 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,207 cases (5%)
  • Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 61%, close contact accounts for 36%, travel abroad accounts for 3%