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6 new COVID-19 cases in Clare

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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.

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”.

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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