Monday, November 23, 2020

Kildare’s Covid-19 confirmed case total has crossed the 4,000-mark, reaching 4,019 as of midnight last Friday 20 November.

The county remains the third highest in Ireland in terms of confirmed cases of the virus, behind Dublin and Cork.

Between Friday 13 and Friday 20 November, Kildare had an additional 91 cases.

And the most up-to-date information available at the time of writing had Kildare’s 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (from 8-21 November) at 83.6 compared to a national figure of 109.1.

Nationally, progress in terms of reducing numbers appears to have stagnated with the proposed end of Level 5 restrictions fast approaching.

Speaking last Thursday, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan noted that progress had stalled and urged people to “drive down the disease by limiting the number of daily contacts you have. Work from home, stay at home and follow public health advice to get us to a reproduction number below 0.5 by December 1st”.

By Conor Forrest
Contact Newsdesk: 045 432147

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