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Coronavirus: 1 death, no new Galway cases

There has been one death related to COVID-19 reported to the Department of Health today, along with 24 new confirmed coronavirus cases.

The fresh death reported on Tuesday comes after two days in a row where there were no fatalities.

COVID-19 has now claimed a total of 1,742 lives in the Republic of Ireland, and there have been a total of 25,538 confirmed cases.

Fortunately the figures in Galway has stayed flat at 486 coronavirus cases in the city and county.

Validation of data by the HSE has resulted in the denotification of 17 previously confirmed cases.

The HSE’s Covid Tracker contact tracing app which launched today has been downloaded approximately 545,000 as of 5pm, after just a matter of hours.

“This is one more example of the solidarity and collective spirit that has characterised the Irish public’s response to COVID-19 to date,” said Axting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn.

“The app is an important tool to support our contact tracing systems,” he added.

“It has the potential to reduce the time that people are active in the community with infection, which will have a significant impact on the transmission of the disease.”

“The more people who download and use this app, the more effective it will be. It is a further opportunity for us to play our part in the response to COVID-19.”

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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