There were four more deaths of people with COVID-19 reported to the Department of Health today, along with 16 new confirmed cases.
The number of deaths in the Republic of Ireland from the COVID-19 crisis now stands at 1,714 people, and there have been 25,355 confirmed cases in the state.
There were no new cases reported in Galway today, and the total number confirmed in the city and county has actually declined by one to 485.
The HPSC has said that in the process of validating data and reviewing addresses, cases may be assigned to a different county than where they were first reported, and two previously confirmed cases have also been denotified today.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said that over half of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in the community took more than two days to contact their GP after first getting symptoms.
“The most important actions anyone can take from the moment they experience symptoms associated with COVID-19 are to self-isolate immediately, restrict the movement of household contacts and make phone contact with their GP.”
Dr Siobhán Ni Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist and HSE Integrated Care Lead added that many of the symptoms of COVID-19 are common, and people might not be inclined to contact a doctor over a cough or a shortness of breath.
“In the context of this pandemic we are asking you to do so, to help us limit the spread of COVID-19,” she emphasised.