Health officials have confirmed 11 new cases of COVID-19 in Co. Clare.
The cases are among 85 new cases reported across the country, the highest figure in over two months.
The official figure for Clare remains at 380, but that only covers up until last Tuesday – tonight’s cases bring the number of known cases here to 391.
Over the past 14 days, 19 cases were in Clare, Acting Medical Officer Dr. Ronan Glynn said. this is the third-highest amount of any county in Ireland, trailing only Dublin and Kildare.
Earlier, the HSE confirmed that a number of cases have been detected among a cluster of individuals in the Ennis area.
Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:
“Today’s figures demonstrate how quickly COVID-19 can reemerge in our country.
We are now at a crucial point in our response to COVID-19. Over the coming days it is vital that everyone continues to avoid large crowds, physically distance, wear face coverings where appropriate and wash hands regularly.
COVID-19 is extremely infectious and no one is immune. Follow public health advice and stay vigilant.”