*Photograph: John Mangan
50 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Co Clare.
As of Monday night, 360 new cases of the virus have emerged in a fourteen day period. The data also highlighted that Co Clare has the fourth highest incidence rate per 100,000 of population in the country.
Nationally, 811 additional cases have been reported. Dublin (190), Cork (141), Wexford (62), Kerry (51) and Clare (50) account for the majority with the remaining 317 divided amongst the remaining counties. The figure in Clare is the second highest daily increase recorded.
Officials in the Health Protection Surveillance Centre have been notified of three further deaths from Coronavirus in the Republic of Ireland. 1,830 persons have died from COVID-19 in the country.
Data from 2pm on Tuesday noted that 234 individuals are currently receiving treatment for the virus in Irish hospitals, 32 of which are in ICU. Over the past 24 hours, 22 hospitalisations as a result of COVID-19 occurred.
“Widespread community transmission” is prevalent across the country, the Chief Medical Officer warned. “The spread of COVID-19 is a whole population issue, which is why we’re appealing to every single individual, every single family, household, organisation, workplace, to act on public health advice. You are the frontline defence against this disease,” Dr Tony Holohan stated.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn outlined, “If we see community transmission patterns continuing to grow, we’re going to see more vulnerable groups being infected and the result of that, unfortunately will be further hospitalisations and deaths. Limiting your contacts, avoiding crowds and following basic public health measures will ultimately save lives”.
Monaghan 860 (+21)
Offaly 826 (+8)
Mayo 743 (+11)
Wexford 575 (+34)
Laois 561 (+6)
Roscommon 559 (+17)
Kerry 553 (+7)
Kilkenny 541 (+15)
Longford 420 (0)
Waterford 408 (+4)
Carlow 323 (+7)
Sligo 295 (+13)
Leitrim 156 (+9)#Covid_19 new cases in 25/26 counties on Sunday.
— Páraic McMahon (@thepmanofficial) October 13, 2020