*Photograph: John Mangan
Less than five new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Co Clare among 443 nationally.
Clare’s 14 day incidence rate per 100k of the population is the fifth lowest in the Republic of Ireland standing at a figure of 54.7. In comparison, the national rate is 157.1 while Offaly which has the highest spread in the county is at 407.9.
There are less than five new cases of the virus known in the county, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) stated on Tuesday evening. 65 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Clare in the last fortnight.
NPHET have said a further 443 positive cases are known across the country. 208 are in Dublin, 32 in Cork, 24 in Kildare, 20 in Meath, 17 in Donegal and the remaining 142 spread across 19 other counties. The country’s five day moving average is 463.
An additional nine deaths related to the virus have also been recorded. 3 of these deaths occurred in January, 2 in February, 3 in March and 1 in April. There has been a total of 4,727 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
Latest numbers from critical care have detailed that 60 persons remain in critical care due to COVID-19. They are included in the 261 persons hospitalised, 12 of which have been admitted in the past 24 hours.
As of April 3rd 2021, 932,324 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland, 271,524 people have received their both doses.