19 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Clare this evening with 566 new cases confirmed nationwide.
Clare’s incidence rate of 149.8 per 100,000 people is the ninth lowest in the country.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 25 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
5 deaths occurred in March, 13 occurred in February and 6 in occurred January or earlier.
Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “Through the hard work and sacrifice of the vast majority of people, key disease indicators continue on a positive trajectory. However, we are still seeing outbreaks in the community, including those linked to extended families, workplaces and funerals. We need to keep up our guard against the B117 variant of COVID-19, which we know is dominant in Ireland at present and highly transmissible.
“Our willingness to stick with the public health advice in our daily routine has brought us the progress that we can see today. Together, through staying at home as much as possible, social distancing, hand washing and wearing face coverings, we can continue to drive down the spread of COVID-19.”