COVID-19: Seven patients in Galway hospitals

Galway daily news COVID-19 cases more than double at UHG

There are seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Galway’s acute hospitals according to the latest figures from the HSE.

As of 8pm on Wednesday night there were four cases at Portiuncula University Hospital, and three at University Hospital Galway.

There are a further four suspected cases at UHG, for which test results were being awaited.

There is one case in the intensive care unit at University Hospital Galway, and none at Portiuncula.

Nationwide there were 310 cases of COVID-19 in Ireland’s hospitals as of Wednesday night, of whom 75 were in the ICU.

A further 24 new cases were reported in Galway yesterday, out of 683 reported nationwide.

NPHET has deferred a meeting on making recommendations regarding what, if any, changes should be made on April 5 to next Monday.

The advisory group wants to see how cases numbers behave in the coming days before making any official recommendations.

The government will then make its decision regarding any changes to restrictions next Tuesday.