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Less than five new cases of COVID-19 are known in Clare with the county reporting a five day moving average of three cases.

Clare’s 14 day incidence rate per 100k of the population remains the fourth lowest in the country standing at a figure of 40.4. This compares with a national rate of 128.1.

Across the country, 379 new cases are known with 171 in Dublin, 27 in Donegal, 28 in Kildare, 24 in Limerick, 22 in Cork and the remaining 107 cases are spread across 18 other counties.

An additional nine deaths related to the virus have also been recorded. 4,929 people have died because of COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

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Numbers hospitalised with COVID-19 have reduced. As of 8am on Tuesday, 117 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 34 are in ICU, 20 additional hospitalisations occurred in the past 24 hours.

A total of 501,186 persons in the Republic of Ireland have been fully vaccinated.

Speaking on Tuesday, Dr Tony Holohan commented, “The two primary targets as we try to exit the pandemic are vaccination and low transmission. If we can keep cases low and continue to vaccinate as many people as possible, we will find ourselves in a very different risk environment where we can see further easing of measures. Our task now is to keep the disease under control by following the basic measures and taking up our vaccine when it is offered to us”.

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