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6 new COVID-19 cases in Clare

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Co Clare accounts for 6 of the 217 new cases of COVID-19 announced by the Department of Health on Tuesday evening.

In what is the largest daily increase of cases across the country since May 14th, Co Clare has had six more residents test positive for COVID-19. A total of 471 persons in the county have been diagnosed with the virus over the past six months.

Nationally, an extra 217 cases have been recorded. They are located in Dublin (103), Kildare (25), Limerick (17), Tipperary (17), Waterford (7), Wicklow (7), Clare (6), Louth (5) with the remaining 30 cases attributed to Carlow, Cavan, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Kilkenny, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Westmeath and Wexford.

Community transmission is the cause for 19 of the 217 cases, the Department of Health have stated. 51 percent are associated with outbreaks or close contact with a confirmed case.

With no further deaths recorded, it now marks the longest stretch in the country since mid-March without personnel dying as a result of COVID-19.

“While the number of cases today is the highest daily reported figure since May, the five day moving average remains relatively stable at 115 cases per day,” Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn commented.

“However, this is still a substantial number of cases and I urge everyone to double down on their efforts now – wash hands regularly, physically distance from others, wear face coverings where appropriate, avoid crowded areas, know the symptoms, isolate and contact your GP if you have any concerns. Please continue to reduce your social contacts so that the virus does not get the opportunity to spread further,” Dr Glynn added.

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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