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Spread of COVID-19 in Clare drops further

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A further drop in Clare’s 14 day incidence rate of COVID-19 has been recorded.

Less than five new cases of the virus are known in Co Clare following the Department of Health’s update on Wednesday evening.

It is a continuation with the latest pattern regarding the spread of COVID-19 in Co Clare. Currently the 14 day incidence rate per 100k of the population is now 47.1.

Across the country, 270 new cases have been reported. 58 are in Dublin, 38 in Donegal, 28 in Wicklow, 25 in Mayo, 24 in Limerick and the remaining 97 cases are spread across 21 other counties.

An additional five deaths related to Coronavirus have been notified to Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Ireland has the lowest 14 day incidence of COVID-19 in Europe according to the latest ECDC figures.

“As more services reopen for business, remember to use the basic public health advice as a guide when organising your time. When you are out in shops and accessing services, try to avoid high risk situations and wear a face covering when social distancing is not possible on busy streets and crowded outdoor areas. When you come home from shopping or being outdoors, remember that washing your hands is your first priority,” he 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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