A total of three new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Co Clare, latest county by county figures have shown while on Thursday an additional 324 diagnoses have been announced by Department of Health officials.
County by county figures which are as of Tuesday note that Clare recorded three further positive samples. On Thursday’s update, there is no mention of the county but it is possible that it is one of eleven counties where 25 cases are based.
Monaghan 606 (0)
Clare 539 (+3)
Kilkenny 444 (+1)
Laois 436 (+1)
Roscommon 403 (+3)
Kerry 371 (0)
Wexford 360 (0)
Waterford 326 (0)
Longford 325 (0)
Carlow 278 (+1)
Sligo 170 (+1)
Leitrim 113 (0)#Covid_19 no new cases in 8/26 counties according to Tuesday’s figures.
— Páraic McMahon (@thepmanofficial) September 24, 2020
Elsewhere, 167 of the 342 cases are located in Dublin, 42 in Donegal, 34 in Cork, 13 in Monaghan, 12 in Kildare, 8 in Cavan, 6 in Limerick, 6 in Meath, 6 in Roscommon and 5 in Wicklow.
An additional three deaths related to the virus have been announced by the Department of Health. The nation’s death toll from the pandemic now stands at 1,797.
“Public health doctors are coming across more cases arising from people who are close contacts of confirmed cases and are not restricting the movements,” Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn warned on Thursday.
Dr Glynn added, “Remember that COVID-19 is highly contagious and you can be infectious without symptoms. If you are a close contact of a confirmed case please follow the guidelines on hse.ie and restrict your movements for 14 days – do not go to school or work, do not have visitors to your home, do not go to the shop or pharmacy unless it is absolutely necessary”.
One in ten close contacts who had a test were found to be positive last week, the Acting CMO stated.
An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin (FF) has confirmed that Donegal is to enter Level 3 of the Living with COVID-19 framework. Subsequently heightened restrictions will be implemented.