Coronavirus: 188 new COVID-19 cases, 13 of them in Galway

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

There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 reported by the Department of Health today, but there have been 188 new confirmed cases.

There have now been a total of 33,121 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland, and the pandemic’s death toll remains at 1,792.

Of the cases reported today, 13 are in Galway, where the current county total, not including today’s cases stands at 607 cases.

“The spirit of the response to COVID-19 since the outset of this pandemic has been solidarity and cooperation,” Dr Ronan Glynn Acting Chief Medical Officer.

“While this pandemic is a uniquely challenging time for everyone, we can and will support one another in getting through this.”

“Encourage your family and friends to heed the public health advice. Now more than ever, we need to work collectively. Our individual actions count on a population level.”

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

Of the cases notified today:

  • 96 are men and 90 are women
  • 71% are under 45 years of age
  • 36% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 19 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 76 cases are in Dublin, 25 in Cork, 21 in Donegal, 16 in Kildare, 13 in Galway, 7 in Roscommon and 7 in Waterford, with the remaining 23 cases spread across 12 counties

“Every one of us doing our bit in our daily lives – halving our social contacts, working from home, keeping our distance, wearing a face covering, washing our hands – matters a great deal.

“These small, positive steps taken together amount to our best and strongest defence against the virus,” Dr Glynn said.