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Tuesday, October 20th – 5.30pm – 13 further deaths and 1,269 new cases reported nationally
The Department of Health has confirmed that 3 further people diagnosed with Covid-19 have died in Ireland.
There have been 1,865 deaths associated with the virus to date. *The figure includes “probable and possible” deaths.
An additional 1,269 new cases have been identified nationally bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Ireland since the outbreak began to 52,256. (6 cases have been declassified)
*26 cases have been reported in Clare.
The total number of cases diagnosed in the county since the beginning of the crisis stands at 1,033. *(Measured at midnight on 19/10/20 but doesn’t include any of the cases confirmed today).
The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
Figures from the Central Statistics Office have confirmed that 40 people have died in Co Clare from the virus. The median age of deaths was 81. *(Correct as of 21/08/20).
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Posted by HSE Ireland on Tuesday, October 20, 2020