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Further COVID-19 cases located in Co Clare

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Additional COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Co Clare.

On a day when 79 new cases have been confirmed across the country, Clare is one of thirteen counties where they have been located. The exact amount of extra cases in the county have not been specified but are not believed to be in excess of two. Dublin (43) accounts for over half of the cases followed by Kildare (9), Cork (6) and Tipperary (6) with fifteen cases spread between Clare, Donegal, Laois, Limerick, Louth, Mayo, Roscommon, Wexford and Wicklow.

Latest detail on a county by county basis has showed that 441 persons in Co Clare have tested positive for the virus since March.

30 of the cases are associated with an outbreak or with close contacts of a confirmed case while 21 have been attributed to community transmission.

No new deaths have been reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. 1,776 persons have died as a result of the virus in the country.

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn stated on Friday evening, “I am asking all households across Ireland to play your part, reduce your social contacts, wash your hands, keep a 2m distance from each other and wear a facecovering in shops and on public transport. These actions are vital to protect our families and safeguard those who are most vulnerable to the disease”.

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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