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The Department of Public Health Mid-West has warned Covid-19 is increasing at an "alarming" rate.

36 new confirmed Covid-19 cases nationally

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been notified of 36 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. However there have been no new confirmed cases in Clare. The figure still stands at 369. There is now a total of 25,802 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. There were no new deaths announced at Tuesday’s briefing. There has been a total of 1,753 COVID-19 related deaths nationwide.

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Together, we have achieved so much in our ongoing effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, making it possible to take steps to reopen society and the economy.

“Today I am asking everyone to stay the course on the public health measures needed to suppress COVID-19, such as covering coughs, hand washing, use of face coverings and 2m social distancing, which are essential for continuing the momentum towards the reopening of our schools and the resumption of our healthcare services.”

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