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Clare records lowest daily increase of COVID-19 cases since September

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Clare has recorded its lowest amount of daily COVID-19 cases since September.

On Tuesday evening, the Department of Health announced that less than five cases of COVID-19 had been diagnosed in Co Clare. This represents the lowest daily increase since September 27th when four confirmed cases were reported in the period of 24 hours.

Nationally, 322 new cases have been confirmed across the country. 96 are in Dublin, 35 in Meath, 23 in Cork, 17 in Louth, 16 in Waterford and the remaining 135 cases are spread across 18 other counties.

There have been five more deaths related to the virus across the country. Since March a total of 1,922 people have died as a result of Coronavirus in the Republic of Ireland.

Latest hospital figures from the Department of Health state that 296 individuals are being treated in Irish hospitals for COVID-19 with 42 of these in ICUs as of 2pm on Tuesday. Over the past 24 hours, 14 hospitalisations occurred.

“Due to the efforts of people across Ireland, we are seeing improvements with COVID-19. However, we must remember that maintaining this downward trend is now the most crucial thing. The value of our progress depends on continuing the safe behaviour that got us to this position. I urge everyone to keep it up, to ensure these initial trends continue,” Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer said on Tuesday evening.

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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