Coronavirus: 217 new cases in 20 counties including Galway

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

There have been no deaths related to the coronavirus for the ninth day in the Republic, the Department of Health has confirmed this evening.

There were 217 cases reported today however, taking the total number of positive test results in the State to 29,025.

Seventy percent of the 217 people are under the age of 45.

Almost half of today’s reported cases are in Dublin (103), while there are 25 cases in Kildare, 17 in Limerick, 17 in Tipperary, seven in Waterford, seven in Wicklow, six in Clare and five in Louth.

The remaining 30 are located in 12 other counties including Galway.

In the Republic, there are six people with Covid-19 in ICU, and a further 30 people in hospitals have been diagnosed with the disease.

Dr Ronan Glynn said: “While the number of cases today is the highest daily reported figure since May, the five day moving average remains relatively stable at 115 cases per day.

“However, this is still a substantial number of cases and I urge everyone to double down on their efforts now – wash hands regularly, physically distance from others, wear face coverings where appropriate, avoid crowded areas, know the symptoms, isolate and contact your GP if you have any concerns.

“Please continue to reduce your social contacts so that the virus does not get the opportunity to spread further.”