Eight new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Co Clare while Ireland’s death toll from the virus has stayed at the same figure for the sixth day in a row.
It is the first time since June 2nd that Clare’s daily tally of COVID-19 has increased by eight. A total of 380 persons from the county have tested positive for the virus since March. The cases were confirmed on Monday.
As of yet, it remains to be seen if the eight cases are from the one cluster. Detail on the geographical location of the 8 cases is not provided by the Department of Health.
Clare 380 (+8)
Kilkenny 356 (0)
Roscommon 346 (0)
Kerry 317 (0)
Longford 288 (0)
Laois 271 (+3)
Wexford 223 (0)
Carlow 179 (0)
Waterford 166 (0)
Sligo 149 (0)
Leitrim 84 (+1)#Covid_19 no additional cases in 15/26 counties.
— Páraic McMahon (@thepmanofficial) July 29, 2020
No new COVID-19 deaths have been recorded for the sixth day in a row. 1,764 COVID-19 related deaths have occurred in Ireland.
An additional 14 cases have been confirmed by the Department of Health in the past 24 hours. It brings to 25,942 the total amount of persons diagnosed with one case de-notified. 11 of the cases confirmed on Wednesday evening were close contacts of confirmed cases and half of these had no symptoms, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn stated.
“There are now 8 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our hospital system, the lowest number since early March. However, across Europe the pandemic appears to be accelerating once again. We have an opportunity to avoid a similar scenario here. We must take it by focusing once again on keeping our distance, washing our hands, wearing face coverings and continuing to make safe decisions that will protect ourselves, our friends, our families. No one is safe unless everyone is safe”.