Coronavirus: 20 COVID patients in Galway hospitals

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There are 20 confirmed cases of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Galway hospitals, an increase on yesterday’s figures, but still down on recent trends.

The latest figures from the HSE show that there are 13 confirmed cases at University Hospital Galway, and a further 7 at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe as of 8pm on Tuesday.

Two of the hospitalisations at University Hospital Galway occurred within 24 hours of these figures being reported.

There has been a slight decline in the all important number of patients in the ICU with COVID-19 in Galway.

The latest figures show that there are two patients in Intensive Care in UHG, one fewer than in recent days, and one in Portiuncula.

In addition to the confirmed cases, there are seven suspected cases of COVID-19 at UHG and two in Portiuncula, but no suspected cases in the ICU in Galway.

In total, there are 313 confirmed cases in Ireland’s hospitals, along with 126 suspected cases in the latest counting available.

Yesterday there were just five confirmed cases reported in Galway out of a national total 322, as daily cases continue to decline in lockdown.

“Due to the efforts of people across Ireland, we are seeing improvements with COVID-19,” said Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, “However, we must remember that maintaining this downward trend is now the most crucial thing.”

“The value of our progress depends on continuing the safe behaviour that got us to this position. I urge everyone to keep it up, to ensure these initial trends continue.”