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COVID-19: 106 cases in Clare & 41 more deaths in Ireland

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Clare’s amount of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen by eight with an increase of 832 around the country with 41 more deaths recorded.

As of midnight on Sunday April 12th, 106 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Co Clare. It represents an increase of eight on figures from twenty four hours earlier.

In what is the country’s largest daily death toll, 41 more people have died from the virus. Of these individuals, 25 were male and 16 female. They were located in the east (31), west (4) and south (1). Their median age was 85. 540 people have now died from Coronavirus on the island of Ireland, 406 in the Republic.

A total of 90,646 tests have been carried out and completed as of Monday night. 62,952 were completed in Irish laboratories and 27,694 in German labs. Clare residents have reported having to wait in excess of two weeks for a result. Over the past week, 20,468 tests were carried out in Irish laboratories and of these 4,233 were positive, giving a positivity rate of 21%.

With the latest figures from Germany included, there are now a total of 11,479 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

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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