The National Public Health Emergency Team has confirmed that 22 new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Clare.
They are among 936 new diagnoses nationwide; while 28 further deaths have sadly also been reported.
This means the total death toll now stands at 794 across the Republic of Ireland, while 17,607 people have now been confirmed to have the coronavirus since the outbreak began.
The increase of 22 in Clare’s cases brings the total here to 187, while it is the biggest daily increase recorded to date in this county.
However, it must be noted that the county-by-county breakdown figures are two days behind, meaning that figure may not be the current number of diagnoses in Clare.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease. Modelling data shows us that the reproduction number remains below 1.0 and that we have achieved great progress through the action of staying apart.
“In order to continue protecting ourselves, our vulnerable groups and our healthcare workers, we must continue to practice physical distancing, respiratory etiquette and regular hand washing. These basic steps, if done by all, will save many lives.”