Health officials have issued another stark warning about the rising levels of COVID-19 in Clare.
NPHET has tonight announced 17 additional cases of the coronavirus in Clare..
10 further deaths, linked with COVID-19, have been reported, bringing the total number to 1,810. Eight of the 10 deaths reported today occurred prior to September 2020.
613 new confirmed cases have been reported, the highest figure since April 26th.
Locally, data over recent days have shown the highest levels of cases coming in Ennis and in West Clare.
It’s also understood that health officials anticipate further high case totals in Clare over the coming days.
There are also concerns, too, about the number of cases in Limerick, where 31 new diagnoses have been confirmed this evening.
Dr. Anne Dee, Consultant in Public Health Medicine with the HSE, is calling for public action in an attempt to avoid further restrictions being imposed here.
HSE MidWest Have Issued The Following Statement:
In light of today’s increasing Covid 19 cases in the Mid West, HSE Public Health Mid West are re-iterating their messages on preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Public Health say that case numbers are clearly rising across the region and that everyone in the Mid West needs to remain vigilant, to ensure that the results from everyone’s efforts of the last few months isn’t undone.
Dr Anne Dee, Specialist in Public Health Medicine says that in the Mid-West we need to redouble our efforts in order to avoid further spread and the introduction of increased restrictions in the Mid-West. Everybody needs to play their part. For now that means:
• Avoiding social situations wherever possible
• Avoiding crowded situations
• Limit contact with others and maintain physical distancing
• Wear a face mask
• Wash your hands well and often
• Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing,
This will not only prevent transmission of the virus but also protects older and vulnerable people and healthcare workers.