*Photograph: John Mangan
A total of six new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Co Clare.
Department of Health officials have announced confirmation of 307 cases across the country. Dublin (182), Kildare (25), Limerick (19), Wexford (15), Louth (15), Wicklow (8), Galway (6), Clare (6), Kilkenny (6) account for the majority of cases with a further 25 spread between Cavan, Cork, Donegal, Kerry, Longford, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath.
Further detail on the new cases has outlined that 64 percent are due to outbreaks or close contact with a confirmed case. 72 are as a result of community transmission.
Ireland’s death has risen by one to 1,778 with an additional death recorded, the Department have outlined.
Galway 540 (+6)
Clare 479 (0)
Kilkenny 416 (0)
Laois 396 (0)
Roscommon 365 (0)
Kerry 342 (+2)
Wexford 311 (+1)
Longford 308 (+4)
Carlow 255 (0)
Waterford 211 (0)
Sligo 158 (0)
Leitrim 101 (+11)#Covid_19 no additional cases in 10/26 counties according to Sunday’s figures.
— Páraic McMahon (@thepmanofficial) September 8, 2020
Vigilance remains important, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn stated on Tuesday. “I urge everyone to follow the public health advice and keep your distance. Do not underestimate the risks associated with any of your interactions, including with your family, friends or work colleagues. Now is not a time to let down your guard – assume that you or those that you meet may be infectious and act accordingly”.