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Additional positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Clare

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Clare is among 14 counties where a total of 32 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been located.

A total of 196 confirmed cases have been reported to the Department of Health in the past 24 hours. Of the new cases, 43% are due to close contact with a confirmed case or an outbreak while a total of 37 are attributed to community transmission.

Dublin (107), Waterford (12), Limerick (11), Wicklow (8), Meath (7), Kildare (7), Laois (6), Westmeath (6) account for the majority of the positive samples while a further 32 are spread between Clare, Cavan, Donegal, Galway, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary and Wexford.

While no exact quantity has been provided by the Department, the increase in Clare cases is less than five.

No increase to Ireland’s death toll of 1,781 has been recorded according to data analysed by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

In a statement, Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer outlined, “Today we have at least 37 cases linked with community transmission. 27 of today’s cases are over the age of 65 years. By limiting our contacts, we limit the opportunity COVID-19 has to spread through the community and ultimately we protect our families, our communities and those who are most vulnerable to the severest impacts of the disease”.

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, and 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 -

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