Six new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Co Clare.
A total of 334 additional cases were announced by the Department of Health on Tuesday evening with leading officials expressing concern about the amount involving young people. 72 percent of the cases are in persons aged under 45.
Of the new cases, 174 are in Dublin, 34 in Cork, 30 in Kildare, 18 in Donegal, 10 in Galway, 10 in Louth, 6 in Clare, 6 in Mayo, 6 in Meath, 6 in Roscommon, 6 in Waterford, 5 in Limerick, with the remaining 23 spread across 11 counties.
No additional deaths have been reported leaving the death toll at 1,792.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health states on Tuesday, “Despite accounting for just a quarter of the population, people aged 15 – 34 years of age account for 40% of COVID-19 cases in the past two months. This is not surprising as they are more likely to be moving about in the community, going to school, higher education or work, and keeping our economy and key services going.
He added, “For teenagers and people in their 20s and 30s in particular, I know that what has been, and is being asked of you again is extraordinary. This pandemic has impacted on your education, your employment, your relationships and your social lives”.
Glynn cautioned, “The disease is continuing to spread disproportionately among younger people at present. And so, I am asking you to stick with this and continue to follow the public health advice”.