The third highest daily figure of new COVID-19 cases in the Republic of Ireland has been reported.
518 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded across the country with no increase in deaths.
Nine new COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed in Co Clare.
Co Clare has recorded its biggest daily increase in COVID-19 cases since the beginning of June.
Less than five of the 253 COVID-19 cases announced on Friday evening are located in Co Clare.
A third Clare school has been affected by a confirmed case of COVID-19, The Clare Echo can reveal.
Clare is among 14 counties where a total of 32 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been located.
A total of six new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Co Clare.
*Photograph: John Mangan Further cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Co Clare.
Clare is among the counties in which 56 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded.