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Less than five new COVID-19 cases recorded in Clare

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For the third day in succession, Co Clare has recorded an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Less than five further confirmed cases have been reported to the Department of Health in the county. Nationally 211 cases have been diagnosed, these are in Dublin (121), Louth (17), Limerick (10), Cork (8), Waterford (7), Wicklow (7), Laois (6), Donegal (5), Galway (5) and a total of 24 divided between Clare, Carlow, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Meath, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary, and Waterford.

Of the new cases, 42 are as a result of community transmission while 28% are associated with outbreaks or close contacts with a confirmed case.

An increase to the nation’s death toll has been recorded. Following confirmation of one death, it is now at 1,781.

“While we are seeing a continued increase in cases, particularly in Dublin, this is at least partly due to the willingness of people to heed our core messages around knowing the symptoms and coming forward promptly for testing. This together with all of the other key behaviours will help to break the chains of transmission in our communities,” Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn stated.

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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