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37 additional COVID-19 cases in Clare

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Co Clare has recorded its largest increase of COVID-19 cases in the space of 24 hours while 77 additional cases and one new COVID-19 death have been recorded in the Republic of Ireland.

37 additional cases are now known in Co Clare, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) have said. Detail from Saturday May 30th has highlighted an increase of 37 cases in the space of 24 hours, 360 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the county to date.

It is believed that the increase is linked to cases being re-assigned from Co Limerick. 35 cases have been de-notified in Co Limerick for the same time period.

On Monday evening, the HPSC confirmed that one more person with Coronavirus had died while three deaths had been de-notified. 1,650 people have died since the outbreak of the virus.

An additional 77 cases are now known according to officials bringing to 25,062 the total amount of confirmed cases, 90% of those diagnosed have recovered Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan has said. It is the fourth day in a row that the amount of new cases per day has increased.

From Saturday’s 24,985 cases, 13% have been hospitalised and less than 1% admitted to ICU. Healthcare workers are associated with 7,968 cases.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan in a statement confirmed that 90% of the 25,000 plus cases have recovered. He flagged that regrettably 3,285 people had been hospitalised and 1,650 had died.

“COVID-19 is a new disease, for which we have no vaccine and we have no cure. As restrictions ease and we begin to resume social and economic life, we must do all we can to prevent a second wave. It is vital that we continue to practice hand and cough hygiene and social distancing, with the additional hygiene measure of face coverings in appropriate settings. It is important to give space to our vulnerable people when out and about. We must continue to do all we can to interrupt the spread of this virus,” he stated.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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