Coronavirus: More Galway cases but no deaths in Republic for 4th day

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

No further deaths related to Covid-19 have been reported to the Department of Health for the fourth day, NPHET has confirmed this evening.

There were 164 new cases reported today across 12 counties, including Galway.

According to the latest figures available, the number of cases in Galway is now 511, after one new case was confirmed yesterday.

The majority of today’s new cases across the Republic are in Dublin (93) and Kildare (22). 83 are men and 81 are women, while 65% are under 45 years of age.

Today’s increase means there have been 28,363 cases in the State since the start of the pandemic.

Speaking this evening, Dr Ronan Glynn said: “We have seen a significant number of cases in Dublin, Kildare, Tipperary, Limerick, Cork and Carlow over the past number of days.

“I would urge people everywhere to follow the public health advice and reduce mixing of households where at all possible.

“As we head into Autumn when people are more likely to have cold or ‘flu-like symptoms please do not adopt a wait and see approach.

“The greatest protection you can give your family and friends is to isolate as soon as you have any symptoms and contact your GP by phone.

“Remember, there should be no charge for either a consultation with your GP nor for a COVID-19 test should you require one.”