*A face mask over the Willie Clancy statue in Miltown Malbay. Photograph: Ann O’Connell
13 more deaths and 76 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland with no increase in diagnosed individuals in Co Clare.
Ireland’s death toll from COVID-19 now stands at 1,604 following confirmation of 13 further deaths. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre have de-notified one previously confirmed death.
As of 11am on Saturday morning, there have been 24,582 confirmed cases of Coronavirus. Health officials have been informed of an additional 76 cases since yesterday.
In Co Clare there has been no change in the space of 24 hours in the amount of confirmed cases. To date, 319 people have received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19. No detail has been provided at any stage from the Department of Health on the exact amount of recovered cases within the county.
Galway 455 (+4)
Clare 319 (0)
Kilkenny 319 (+3)
Roscommon 314 (+2)
Kerry 308 (0)
Longford 280 (0)
Laois 256 (0)
Wexford 217 (0)
Carlow 151 (0)
Waterford 149 (+1)
Sligo 129 (0)
Leitrim 82 (0)#COVID19 13/26 counties with no new case.
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From Thursday’s 24,451 cases, 7,813 are associated with healthcare workers. 13% of all cases have been hospitalised with under 1% admitted to ICU.
Where transmission status is known, community transmission accounts for 60%, close contact accounts for 38% and travel abroad accounts for 2%.
Figures from next week will indicate the impact phase one of reopening Ireland has had on the spread of the virus.