Co Clare continues to have the lowest 14 day incidence rate of COVID-19 in the country.
Once again, less than five new cases of the virus have been recorded in Clare. The 14 day incidence rate per 100k of the population remains at 23.6 which is the lowest in the Republic.
431 new cases are known in the Republic of Ireland. 134 are in Dublin, 53 in Donegal, 25 in Cavan, 24 in Louth, 22 in Mayo, and the remaining 173 cases are spread across all other remaining counties.
Heath officials have been notified of six additional deaths. It means that 2,140 persons have died nationwide from the virus.
“Significant and concerning indicators that this disease in moving in the wrong direction,” have been observed according to the Chief Medical Officer. This includes an increase in positive rates plus the 7 and 14 day incidence rates.
Dr Tony Holohan stated, “Recent international experience has demonstrated just how quickly this disease can get out of control.”
He added, “These trends are all the more troubling because of the delicate and precarious situation we are in – as a country, we are heading into a period of potential widespread inter-household and inter-generational mixing. This is an ideal opportunity for the virus to spread and impact on those most vulnerable to its severest effects”.