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.