The National Public Health Emergency Team will meet this morning to consider establishing Covid-19 specific hospitals.
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Clare now stands at 12, after a further 235 new cases were confirmed across the country last night, bringing the national total to 1,564.
There were a further two deaths, which means nine people in Ireland have now died from the virus.
26 per cent of patients have been hospitalised, with 39 cases being admitted to ICU.
Dr. Colm Henry, the HSE’s chief clinical officer, says they’re considering designating hospitals specifically for covid-19: