Clare has reported an additional 21 cases of COVID-19 among 679 nationally with one further death related to the virus recorded.
Over the past 14 days, 175 cases have been diagnosed in Co Clare. In Sunday’s update, the National Public Health Emergency Team(NPHET) detailed that 21 new cases of COVID-19 are known in Clare.
147.3 is the current 14 day incidence rate per 100k of the population in the county. Clare’s figure is the seventh lowest in the country.
Nationally, 679 further cases are known. 230 are in Dublin, 59 in Limerick, 48 in Galway, 47 in Kildare, 29 in Tipperary and the remaining 266 cases are spread across 19 other counties.
One additional death related to the virus has been notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. There has been a total of 4,136 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of 8am on Sunday, 744 persons are in hospital because of the virus, 148 of which are in ICUs. 45 additional hospitalisations were recorded in the past 24 hours.
Data from Thursday has indicated that 326,475 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland. 205,955 people have received their first dose and 120,520 people have received their second dose.
“While the level of disease in our communities remains very high, we are still making progress,” Dr Ronan Glynn stated. “We have reported less than 1,000 cases each day this week and our 7 day average has fallen from 1,022 two weeks ago, to 862 last week, to 792 today. The number of people in hospital has fallen from over 1,200 two weeks ago, to 744 today”.
“Do not underestimate the power of your actions as we seek to protect the gains we have made and further reduce transmission. This week, please continue to work from home unless essential and do not visit other households unless for essential reasons or as part of a support bubble,” the Deputy Chief Medical Officer added.