*Photograph: John Mangan
No new COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed in Co Clare, NPHET have stated.
Clare’s 14 day incidence rate per 100k of the population stands at 42.1 and is the fourth lowest in the country.
On Thursday, NPHET revealed that no new cases of the virus are known in the county. There have been 50 cases in the past fortnight. Clare last recorded no new cases in a 24 hour period on March 25th 2021.
Nationally, 400 new cases have been confirmed. 162 are in Dublin, 61 in Kildare, 26 in Cork, 21 in Galway, 17 in Donegal and the remaining 113 cases are spread across 18 other counties.
Speaking on Thursday, Professor Philip Nolan said a decrease in the number of cases per day and week over the course of the last week to ten days has been observed.
An additional seven deaths related to COVID-19 are known. Of the deaths reported today 2 occurred in April, 2 occurred in March and 3 occurred in February. The median age of those who died was 78 years and the age range was 62 – 89 years. There has been a total of 4,737* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
Numbers in intensive care continue to decline, the figure is at 55 as of 8am on Thursday. 226 COVID-19 patients remain in Irish hospitals, 11 of which were admitted in the past 24 hours.
940,883 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland as of Monday, 273,701 people have received both doses.