40 people in Clare have passed away from COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March.
In total, over 400 people in this county have been diagnosed with the virus.
Figures released by the CSO today show 408 cases of the coronavirus in Clare since March when the outbreak began up to the week ending last Friday.
The median age of these cases is 53.
40 people in this county have sadly passed away from the virus, and the median age of those deaths is 81.
There have been no recorded deaths in Clare from COVID-19 since the week of the 3rd of July.
The figures show that between the 29th May and the 17th July cases were kept at bay, with less than 5 cases recorded across the banner in each of these weeks.
However, in the three weeks afterwards, 36 cases were diagnosed – and these figures aren’t including the spike in cases that Clare has seen so far this week.
31 of these cases have been identified as part of individual outbreaks or clusters in the county. Clare had previously not seen a case identified with a cluster since the 12th of June.
Despite the recent increase in cases, overall Clare accounts for just 2% of total cases in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, with that total – as of last Friday – standing at 26,717.