*Photograph: John Mangan
No increase in COVID-19 deaths have been recorded across the country while the amount of confirmed cases has jumped by 326.
Co Clare is not one of the counties most severely impacted by this rise. The Department of Health has not specified if it is one of eight counties where 25 new cases have been reported. Figures for Wednesday showed one additional case diagnosed in Clare.
Monaghan 619 (+13)
Clare 540 (+1)
Kilkenny 446 (+2)
Laois 436 (0)
Roscommon 409 (+6)
Kerry 371 (0)
Wexford 363 (+3)
Waterford 325 (-1)
Longford 325 (0)
Carlow 279 (+1)
Sligo 170 (0)
Leitrim 114 (+1)#Covid_19 no increase reported in 5/26 counties from Wednesday’s data.
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Detail on the 326 cases reported in the past 24 hours note that 152 are in Dublin, 32 in Cork, 22 in Donegal, 21 in Galway, 15 in Meath, 11 in Kildare, 9 in Kerry, 8 in Louth, 8 in Westmeath, 6 in Limerick, 6 in Mayo, 6 in Tipperary and 5 in Wexford, with the remaining 25 cases in 8 counties. 49 of the cases are as a result of community transmission with 33 percent due to close contact with a confirmed case or an outbreak.
Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn stressed the need for public health advice to be adhered to. “I ask every individual to take personal responsibility to prioritise who you need to see, limit the size of your social network and reduce your social contacts over the coming days and weeks. Because while there is every chance that other areas will have to move to level 3, there is nothing inevitable about it. We have seen previously how people working together can turn the tide on this virus and bring increasing trajectories back under control.
“Know how valuable your individual actions are. Your choices and your actions are part of how we will succeed,” Dr Glynn concluded.