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Clare records no new cases of COVID-19

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No new deaths related to COVID-19 have been recorded on Tuesday however the highest amount of daily cases have been reported while Co Clare has had no increase in individuals testing positive.

32 confirmed cases have been brought to the attention of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) bringing the total amount of individuals diagnosed across the country to 25,670.

Officials within the HPSC have confirmed that no new deaths have been notified. 1,746 persons have died as a result of the virus in the Republic of Ireland.

In Co Clare, latest figures which are from Sunday (July 12th) have remained the same meaning there has been no increase in cases for two days in succession. A total of 369 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in the county.

As of midnight on Monday (July 13th), 523,277 tests have been carried out. 49,264 of which were in the past week, carried out, 157 tests were positive giving a positivity rate of 0.3%.

“Knowing the symptoms of COVID-19 and making contact with your GP immediately is a crucial component to us identifying and containing this disease,” Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer stated.

He added, “Symptoms associated with COVID-19 can be similar to other common ailments. I would urge anyone experiencing symptoms to assume it is COVID-19, in the first instance, until a GP or test tells you otherwise”.

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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