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Clare records 21 new COVID-19 cases

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21 new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Co Clare as part of 1,283 nationally.

Dublin (408), Cork (156), Kildare (88), Meath (80) and Limerick (55) accounted for the majority of new cases notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) on Saturday.

In a one week window from October 9th to October 17th, a total of 160 individuals in Co Clare have tested positive for the virus following confirmation by the Department of Health of an additional 21 cases in the county.

Co Clare continues to have the fifth highest fourteen day incidence rate per 100k of population in the country.

Officials in the HPSC have been informed of three more deaths related to Coronavirus. It brings the country’s death toll to 1,852.

At 2pm on Sunday, figures from the Department of Health have noted that 277 persons were being treated for the virus in Irish hospitals. Of this figure, 33 were in ICU. Over the past 24 hours, 17 hospitalisations in connection with the virus were observed.

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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