The number of people hospitalised with COVID-19 in Galway has risen again to 34 in the latest HSE data taken on Thursday evening.
University Hospital Galway has 28 of the county’s hospitalised COVID cases, while there are six confirmed cases at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.
Four of the hospitalised cases in Galway are in intensive care units – three at UHG and one at Portiuncula Hospital.
Nationally, the number of people with the disease in hospitals is 408, with 70 receiving treatment in ICU.
1,627 cases of COVID-19 were reported by health officials yesterday afternoon as Dr Ronan Glynn warned that the growth rate of the virus has accelerated.
“All indicators of COVID-19 are pointing towards a deteriorating disease trajectory nationally,” said Dr Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer.
“We are seeing an increase in incidence in all age groups, including older age groups.”
The incidence rate in the Republic now stands at 415 cases per 100,000 people.