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Clare records 1 extra case as 25 more lives claimed in Ireland from COVID-19

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25 more COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded in the Republic of Ireland with 343 new cases in the country and one additional diagnosis in Clare.

To date there have been 1,286 COVID-19 related deaths in the country. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre confirmed 25 more people have died from the virus with four cases de-notified.

343 new confirmed cases are known to health officials with the country’s total now standing at 21,176.

Latest figures for Co Clare which are as of Thursday April 30th show there to be 237 cases. This includes those that have been diagnosed since the outbreak of the virus but does not include individuals waiting on a test result. It is an increase of one in the space of 24 hours.

From Thursday’s, 20,472 cases the breakdown is 58% female and 42% male with a median age of 49 years old. Healthcare workers account for 5,973 of the cases. 13% of those diagnosed have been admitted to hospital and 368 treated in ICUs.

Where transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 63%, close contact accounts for 34%, travel abroad accounts for 3%

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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