CLARE has once again recorded fewer than five new confirmed cases of Covid-19, according to figures released by the health authorities.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of a further 370 confirmed cases nationwide, with nine additional deaths related to Covid-19.
Regionally, Limerick has reported 24 new cases and Tipperary recorded six.
There has been a total of 4,929* Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland and a total of 253,567 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today, 190 are men and 185 are women; 77% are under 45 years of age and the median age is 29 years old.
Of today’s cases, 171 are in Dublin, 27 in Donegal, 28 in Kildare, 24 in Limerick, 22 in Cork and the remaining 107 cases are spread across 18 other counties.
As of 8am today, 117 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 34 are in ICU, 20 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of Sunday, May 9, 1,848,747 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland; 1,347,561 people have received their first dose and 501,186 people have received their second dose
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health said: “This week is a hopeful week and one that we have all been looking forward to. We have gotten to this point by working together in following the public health advice and reducing incidence of disease in our communities.”