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Clare has recorded less than five new cases of COVID-19, the tally is included among the 624 additional diagnoses across the country as numbers in ICU continue to decline.
With a 14 day incidence rate of 53.9 per 100k of the population, Clare’s is the sixth lowest in the country. The national 14 day incidence rate stands at 159.9.
On Saturday, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) stated that less than five new cases are known in Clare. There have been 64 persons diagnosed with the virus in the county over the last fortnight.
A further 624 new cases have been confirmed across the country. 308 are in Dublin, 41 in Kildare, 38 in Donegal, 31 in Meath, 29 in Offaly and the remaining 177 cases are spread across 18 other counties
An additional two deaths related to the virus have been notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, both of which occurred in the month of March.
There are less patients in critical care because of the virus. A reduction of three ICU COVID-19 patients has been observed in the space of 24 hours, information from 8am on Saturday morning detailed that 64 persons remained in ICU.
Latest vaccine date from Wednesday has outlined that 732,678 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland, 202,694 people have received both doses.