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Clare’s 14 day incidence rate of COVID-19 is fourth lowest in the country as five new cases recorded

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Five new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Co Clare.

Co Clare now has the fourth lowest 14 incidence rate per 100k of the population in the entire country. The figure in Clare is now 33.7 which is comfortably below the national rate of 80.7 and significantly less than the highest present rate of 224.9 which is in Donegal.

Confirmation of five new cases in the county means that a total of 40 persons have been diagnosed with the virus in Clare over the past fortnight.

Nationally, a further 301 cases are known. 119 of these are in Dublin, 32 in Donegal, 16 in Cork,13 in Kildare,13 in Kilkenny and the remaining 108 cases are spread across 18 other counties.

No new deaths have been reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre according to Sunday’s data released by the Department of Health.

As of 2pm on Sunday, 231 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 28 are in ICU. 8 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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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