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40 new COVID-19 cases nationally & no further increase in Clare

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Co Clare has not recorded a further spike in COVID-19 cases while 40 more people have tested positive around the country.

In what is the highest daily total since June 13th, 40 cases have been confirmed in the space of 24 hours by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. Three cases have been de-notified, 25,929 have tested positive for the virus since its outbreak in March.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health revealed, “Today’s cases are spread across a range of different settings and age groups. 75% of cases are under 45 years of age, with a median age of 33 years. At least half of today’s cases were known close contacts of other confirmed cases”.

For the fifth day in a row, no new COVID-19 deaths have been recorded across the country. 1,764 people have died from the virus in the Republic of Ireland.

In Co Clare, no new cases have been reported for the second day in succession. Latest cases from Sunday show that a total of 372 persons have been diagnosed with the virus.

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, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. 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 - paraic@clareecho.ie

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