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Clare 27 days without increase in COVID-19 cases

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No new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported on Wednesday with an additional 11 cases confirmed while Co Clare is now 27 days without an increase in cases.

For the fourth time in five days, there were no deaths associated with the virus recorded in a twenty four hour period. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre today has also confirmed that four deaths have been de-notified, as such 1,738 individuals have died as a result of COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

Detail provided by the Department of Health has confirmed that Co Clare is now 27 days without a new case of COVID-19.

11 additional cases have been confirmed while 7 cases have been de-notified. A total of 25,542 confirmed cases have been recorded in the country since March.

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn has appealed to members of the public experiencing symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, fever, loss of sense of smell or taste to come forward for testing. “Do not adopt a ‘wait-and-see’ approach, instead isolate yourself and contact your GP without delay”.

A meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team is scheduled to take place tomorrow (Thursday).

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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