Coronavirus: 1 death and 25 new cases today

Galway Daily news Galway hospitals see COVID cases double in recent weeks

There has been one death related to COVID-19 reported to the Department of Health today, along with 25 new confirmed coronavirus cases.

However, despite this the total number of cases assigned to Galway has actually dropped by one today to 486.

Validation of data by the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of one case today, and the HPSC has also said that as the validation and address checking process continues, cases may be reassigned to different counties.

There have now been a total of 25,589 COVID-19 cases in the Republic of Ireland, and the coronavirus has claimed 1,744 lives in the state.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said “This weekend, we all have an opportunity to exercise, socialise and enjoy life in a safe and responsible way.”

“Continue to protect each other using public health advice and encourage each other to make safe choices as we work together to limit the spread of COVID-19.

“We have all achieved so much through solidarity over the last few months, that effort must not be in vain.”

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

As of midnight on Wednesday, July 8 a total of 3,328 people have been hospitalised due to COVID-19, and 436 have required admittance to the ICU.

There have been 13,050 cases associated with clusters of the disease, and 8,268 cases among healthcare workers.