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Nation records 21 extra COVID-19 cases as Clare goes sixth day with no increase

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Two more people have died from COVID-19 while 21 new cases have been confirmed across the country as Co Clare has recorded no increase in confirmed cases for the sixth day in a row.

Following de-notification of one death and the confirmation of two further deaths, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre have said the country’s death toll from COVID-19 is now at 1,753.

An additional 21 cases are known in the Republic of Ireland bringing the nation’s total to 25,750 as one case has been de-notified.

In Co Clare, there has been no person diagnosed with the virus for the past six days. A total of 369 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in the county since the beginning of March.

Health officials have continued their pleas for the public to adhere to follow advice from the HSE. “Let’s not lose sight of our collective goal, to suppress COVID-19 in the community and thereby protect our health, that of our loved ones, and that of the most vulnerable across our society,” 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, and 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 -

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