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Coronavirus: 6 COVID-19 deaths, no new Galway cases

Another six people with COVID-19 have died according to today’s figures from the HPSC, and another five new cases have been confirmed.

There have now been a total of 25,396 cases of COVID-19 in the state, and the pandemic has claimed a total of 1,726 lives here.

In Galway the streak of no newly confirmed cases has continued today, with the city and county total since the start of this pandemic remaining at 485 cases.

“Through our collective action, we have moved in the right direction in our fight against widespread community transmission of COVID-19.

“As we go forward, the behaviour and progression of this disease is in all of our hands,” said Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer.

“Every single one of us today has the ability to reduce the impact the virus might have on our most vulnerable and those at risk.

“You can do this by keeping a physical distance from others or wearing a face covering when in busy public places like shops and public transport, and by continuing to keep your number of daily contacts as low as possible.”

As of midnight on 21 June, 92% of all confirmed cases to date are estimated to have recovered from COVID-19.

Statistics measured as of midnight on Monday show that a total of 3,292 people have been hospitalised due to COVID-19, and of those 434 have required admission to the ICU.

Community transmission accounts for 35.5% of cases where the cause of infection is known, with another 62.5% coming from close contact with an infected person, and just 2.33% of cases associated with travel abroad at this time.

The European Union is preparing to reopen its internal borders next month, as well as allowing travel to and from many countries outside the bloc.

But the United States, Brazil, and Russia, still hotspots for the virus, may be subject to travel bans beyond that point.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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