Daily figures of COVID-19 cases may be dropping at present but the Clare public cannot afford to let down its guard.
Over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Co Clare over the space of seven days.
Co Clare has experienced a record-level surge of COVID-19 over the past fortnight.
Fourteen percent of Clare people scheduled for a COVID-19 test failed to attend for a scheduled swabbing over the Christmas period.
A quarter of all COVID-19 cases over the past two months in the Mid-West have occurred in individuals aged between 15 to 24 while Co Clare has been praised for doing “a remarkable job”.
The Department of Public Health Mid-West is urging the public to not let down its guard in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as the countdown to Christmas approaches.
Public spaces in tourist towns “are not being properly managed”, a Shannon local representative has stated.
A campaign to encourage the uptake of elderly people downloading the COVID-19 tracker app has been suggested by Clare’s youngest politician.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 can be re-tested for the virus if symptoms of the virus still persist following their self-isolation period of two weeks.