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50 new COVID-19 cases in Clare

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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”.

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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