No new COVID-19 deaths as Clare goes one week without additional cases

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No deaths from COVID-19 have been recorded in the past 24 hours and Co Clare is a full seven days without an increase in confirmed cases.

On Sunday, no deaths were reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre leaving the nation’s death toll from the virus unchanged at 1,753.

An additional 10 cases have been notified to the HPSC bringing to 25,760 the total amount of individuals to have tested positive for the virus since March.

Latest figures for Co Clare which are from Friday (July 17th) have shown that the county has not recorded an increase in cases for a full week. 369 persons have been diagnosed with Coronavirus in the county.

Speaking on Sunday, Dr Ronan Glynn urged the people of Ireland to remain vigilant. “All it would take for COVID-19 to regain a foothold in our communities is complacency. As the pandemic accelerates around the world, we must remain vigilant here in Ireland. Every day, in our individual actions, we have the power to limit the spread of this virus.

“Our priority going forward has to be the reopening of schools and resumption of non-COVID-19 healthcare services – and every time we stay 2 metres apart, wash our hands, practice good respiratory etiquette and wear a face covering, we are working towards those shared goals together,” the Acting Chief Medical Officer added.

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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