There have been no deaths related to the coronavirus reported by the Department of Health today, but 53 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed.
There have no been a total of 26,162 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Republic of Ireland.
The coronavirus pandemic has claimed a total of 1,763 lives in the state.
In Galway the number of confirmed cases has risen by 3 according to the latest data as of midnight on Friday, July 31.
There have now been a total of 498 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Galway City and County.
However, of the cases notified today, 44 are in counties Dublin and Laois alone, 6 more are in Kildare, and the remaining 3 are in two other counties.
Other data on today’s cases shows that:
- 27 are men and 26 are women
- 80% are under 45 years of age
- 45 are associated with outbreaks or close contacts of a confirmed case
- 4 cases have been identified as community transmission
The source of transmission has been identified for over 90% of today’s cases said Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer.
“This is a positive development in light of the number of cases reported over the past few days.”
However, he warned that in the past five days, the average number of cases being reported has been 47 a day, after weeks of declining figures.
“We all need to continue to adopt a prevention mindset and continue making good choices to protect ourselves and others while trying to live safely with COVID-19.”
“People are still susceptible, this virus has not changed. We know how to break the chains of transmission.”
“Let’s stay the course by physically distancing, washing hands regularly, wearing a face covering where appropriate, avoiding crowds and doing all we can to protect each other.”
The Cabinet is due to receive advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team next Tuesday, which will inform the decision on whether to proceed to Phase 4 of reopening the country.
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.