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Clare COVID-19 figures remain among lowest in Ireland

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Less than five new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Co Clare.

Clare’s figures remain among the lowest in Ireland. 41 cases have been diagnosed in the past fortnight while a 14 day incidence rate of 34.5 has been outlined by the Department of Health.

Three electoral areas in Clare – Ennis, Ennistymon and Kilrush have seen the 14 day incidence rate drop to levels previously seen in the summer time. 

Nationally, 313 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across the country. 70 of these are in Dublin, 31 in Mayo, 21 in Kilkenny, 19 in Donegal, 18 in Laois and the remaining 154 cases are spread across 19 other counties including less than five in Clare. 

An additional three deaths have been notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre There has been a total of 2,120 Coronavirus related deaths in Ireland.

As of 2pm today 197 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 35 are in ICU. 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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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