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Extra COVID-19 case recorded in Clare

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One new COVID-19 case has been recorded in Co Clare.

Across the country on Tuesday, it was revealed that there are 45 more confirmed cases, 31 of which are associated with outbreaks or closed contacts of a confirmed case and 4 that are attributed to community transmission. 26,253 persons have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since its outbreak in March.

Further detail from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has flagged that 77 percent of Tuesday’s cases are under the age of 45. Once again Kildare accounts for the majority of new cases (33) followed by Dublin (7) and four other unnamed counties amass for the remaining five cases. 35 of the new cases are in men and 10 are women.

No further deaths have been recorded by the Department of Health, as such the death toll remains at 1,763.

An additional case has been attributed to Co Clare. Detail released on Monday revealed that 8 new cases were recorded in the county on Sunday bringing the total amount of people to have tested positive for the virus here to 398. This figure has increased by one following further analysis by the HPSC.

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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