Coronavirus: 3 deaths in Republic, still no new Galway cases

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Galway Daily news 25 percent drop in COVID cases in Galway hospitals
A further three people with COVID-19 have died in the Republic of Ireland and ten new cases of the disease have been confirmed, the NPHET has said.

There have now been a total of 1,720 COVID-19 related deaths in the State, and 25,391  confirmed cases.

The number of people who have tested positive for the disease in Galway remains 485, after no new cases were reported in Galway in today’s figures.

Over the past week, 18,368 tests were carried out across the country. 99.5% of these tests were negative.

Dr. Tony Holohan said this evening, “While we now have a robust testing system in place, the success of this system is dependent on people isolating and coming forward to their GP as soon as they experience symptoms. Cough, fever, shortness of breath, change in smell or taste, flu like symptoms should be treated as COVID-19 until a GP assessment or test deems otherwise.

“If you are experiencing these symptoms, do not go to work or socialise. Self isolate in your household and contact your GP by phone without delay.”