*Photograph: John Mangan
Clare’s 14 day incidence rate of COVID-19 still remains among the lowest in the country while hospital numbers have declined further.
Spread of the virus in Clare continues to be among the lowest in the country, latest data has shown. No county by county breakdown of new cases was provided by NPHET on Saturday. A total of 569 new cases have been diagnosed nationally.
An additional three deaths have been notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. There has been a total of 4,906 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
There has been a continued reduction in the amount of persons hospitalised because of the virus. As of 8am, 41 patients were in critical care due to COVID-19, they are included in the 123 hospitalised, five of which were admitted in the past 24 hours.
As of April 29th, 2021, 1,527,844 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland, 430,102 people have received their both doses.
On Saturday, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly (FF) outlined that he would be meeting with the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan and politicians in Donegal “to see what additional supports can be deployed to help fight Covid in Donegal. Spikes like this occur in many counties. Huge local efforts have been made and the community will continue these efforts”.