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Further COVID-19 cases recorded in Clare

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248 new cases of COVID-19 and five deaths as a result of the virus have been recorded in the Republic of Ireland with latest county figures noting an increase of three diagnoses in Clare.

On Saturday, the Department of Health announced five further deaths from COVID-19 bringing the national death toll to 1,802. A further 248 cases have been reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Detail on the 248 cases has revealed that 104 are in Dublin, 37 in Donegal, 36 in Cork, 8 in Kildare, 8 in Westmeath, 6 in Kilkenny, 6 in Laois, 6 in Offaly, 5 in Longford, 5 in Monaghan, 5 in Wexford, and the remaining 22 cases are in 11 other counties.

Department of Health officials have not divulged if Clare is one of the 11 counties that are home to 22 of the cases.

County by county figures released by the Department on Saturday which are of Thursday’s cases has revealed that cases for that period increased by three.

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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