Seven More Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus

There are seven more cases of coronavirus in the Republic of Ireland – bringing the total to 13.

Two females from the West were in close contact with one of the confirmed cases in Clare, while four males in the East contracted it after travelling.

It’s still unclear where another man, from Cork, contracted Covid 19.


He’s being treated at Cork University Hospital, where outpatient appointments have been cancelled and visitor restrictions are in place.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan says this patient may be the first community transmission case here.

Clare’s Independent TD has paid tribute to Ambulance personnel, who have been travelling to homes in Clare to test for COVID-19.

Speaking in the Dáil, Michael McNamara says he’s humbled by how seriously health personnel have taken their duties under difficult circumstances.