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Clare 10 days without increase in COVID-19 cases

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One further COVID-19 has been recorded across the country while Co Clare is ten days in succession without an additional case.

1,754 is now the death toll in the Republic of Ireland from COVID-19 following confirmation of one death in the past 24 hours. It ends a three day streak whereby no deaths related to Coronavirus were reported in the country.

It has also been confirmed by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre that a further 17 people have tested positive for the virus. It brings the total amount of individuals diagnosed to 25,819.

Co Clare has recorded its tenth day in a row without any new cases of the virus. 369 remains as the total case count in the Banner County.

Speaking on Wednesday, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn acknowledged the difficulty on the public to limit social activities and separate themselves from friends and loved ones.

“These actions are vital to our collective effort to suppress this highly infectious disease as we work towards reopening our schools and our healthcare services, and to protect our healthcare workers who have been at the frontline of this pandemic over the past six months”.

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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