*Photograph: John Mangan
Clare recorded its highest daily increase of COVID-19 cases.
A total of 59 new cases in the county were alerted to health officials on Friday, the data of which has been released today (Sunday). No confirmed data on cases from Saturday for Clare has been provided by the Department of Health.
Monaghan 814 (+25)
Offaly 811 (+11)
Mayo 711 (+16)
Laois 547 (+7)
Roscommon 539 (+19)
Kerry 537 (+22)
Wexford 519 (+23)
Kilkenny 513 (+8)
Longford 405 (+8)
Waterford 395 (+13)
Carlow 312 (+7)
Sligo 269 (+9)
Leitrim 141 (+10)#COVID19 new cases in 26/26 counties on Friday.
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Senator Martin Conway (FG) described the increase of 59 cases in Clare in the space of 24 hours as “dangerously high”. He said, “It is very worrying for the elderly & vulnerable here in the Banner county. All of us are now on the Clare team let’s beat this virus together”.
Testing has increased at the drive-thru testing centre in Cusack Park in the past fortnight.
Health officials announced 814 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday evening. 226 are in Dublin, 77 in Cork, 64 in Galway, 56 in Donegal, 48 in Meath and the remaining 343 cases are spread across all remaining counties.
An additional two deaths have been notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre bringing the country’s death toll to 1,826.
Across Irish hospitals, 204 people are receiving treatment for the virus while of this figure, 30 are in ICU. A total of 16 individuals were hospitalised in the last 24 hours.
Speaking on Sunday, Dr Tony Holohan outlined, “It is vital that the entire population consistently implement public health advice into their daily lives; keep your social contacts to an absolute minimum and keep physical distance when you need to be out of your home.
“22 out of 26 counties have 7 day incidence rates as a percentage of 14 day incidence rates above 50%. This shows rapidly increasing growth rates across the country,” the Chief Medical Officer stated.