Coronavirus: 4 more deaths, no Galway cases for 6 days

Galway Daily news 25 percent drop in COVID cases in Galway hospitals
The number of new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Galway has not risen for six days now, as we enter into Phase 2 of the deescalation of lockdown measures.

There have been four further deaths related to COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland, the NPHET has confirmed, which brings the total number of deaths related to the virus in the State to 1,683.

There are now 25,207 cases after it was confirmed that an additional nine people tested positive.

Speaking this evening, Dr Tony Holohan said: “It has been 100 days since we reported our first case of COVID-19.

“Since then, it has been the collective effort of our health service and general public that has limited the spread of the virus.

“As we enter Phase 2, it is vital to keep up a compliance with public health advice.”

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said: “Last week there were 16 clusters notified in private houses.

“If you or someone in your household experiences ‘flu like symptoms – a cough, temperature, shortness of breath or a change in taste in smell – please do not adopt a wait and see approach – isolate and contact your GP without delay.”

The nationally representative sample of 1,800 conducted by the Department of Health reveals a fall in the percentage of adults ‘staying at home rather than going out’ – which is now at 73% compared to 92% at the beginning of April.

It also showed a growing use of hand sanitiser, now at 88%, up from 63% in mid-March.