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Less than five new cases of COVID-19 were registered in Co Clare for the second day in a row.
Since the registration of 13 new cases on Saturday, the trend of high cases in the county has not been sustained. NPHET confirmed on Tuesday that fewer than five new people have been diagnosed with the virus for the second day in a row.
The 14-day Clare incidence rate per 100k of the population is now 61.4 and is the sixth lowest in the country. The national rate is 164.1.
There are 368 new cases across the country. 127 are located in Dublin, 34 in Kildare, 26 in Meath, 21 in Limerick, 19 in Offaly and the remaining 141 cases are spread over another 18 counties.
An additional 14 virus-related deaths were notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Center (HPSC). 12 deaths occurred in March, 1 in February and 1 in January. The median age of those who died was 83 years and the age range was 68 – 97 years. There were a total of 4,681 COVID-19 deaths in Ireland.
As of 8am today, 310 COVID-19 patients are in hospital, of which 67 are in the ICU. An additional 29 hospitals occurred in the last 24 hours.
802,502 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Ireland, data from Saturday highlighted. 224,861 people received both of their doses.