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Over 2,000 COVID-19 cases in Republic of Ireland & 26 in Clare

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Coronavirus cases in the Republic of Ireland has surpassed 2,000 for the first time while latest figures for Co Clare amount to 26.

Although numbers for Clare jumped from 12 to 25 between Monday and Tuesday, the increase from Tuesday to Wednesday is by a single case with the latest detail for the county confirming there are 26 people diagnosed with COVID-19.

On Friday, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre was informed that an additional three patients with COVID-19 have died, one in the North-West and two females in the East. As of now, there have been 35 Coronavirus related deaths on the island of Ireland.

As of 1pm on Thursday, an additional 302 new cases have been recorded bringing the country’s total to 2,121.

Analysis of the 1,639 cases from Wednesday revealed that the split of cases between male to female is 54% and 46% with 79 clusters involving 317 cases. 46 years old is the median age of all cases. 419 cases have been hospitalised, 59 of which have been admitted to the ICU, 375 cases are associated with healthcare workers. Community transmission accounts for 52%, close contact for 22% and travel abroad for 26%.

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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