Coronavirus: No deaths for 6th day as Galway cases rise

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

There have been no deaths related to Covid-19 in the State for the sixth day in a row, but the number of cases has risen by 127.

At least one of the 127 new cases is in Galway, which has 1.8% of the total cases in the country.

Of today’s cases, Dublin is has the highest number with 52 new cases, followed by Monaghan (13), Tipperary (9), Meath (8), Wexford (8) and Roscommon (8).

The remaining 29 are located in Galway, Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Waterford, Westmeath and Wicklow.

80% of today’s new cases are under the age of 45, and the increase brings the total number of cases in the Republic to 28,578. The number of deaths related to the virus remains 1,777.

Talking about the number of people in hospital and ICU, Dr Ronan Glynn said that while the number of people in critical care remains stable, eight people have been hospitalised in the last 24 hours.

“If cases continue to rise we will see an inevitable increase in the number of people hospitalised,” he said.

“We all have a role to play in preventing that from happening.

“This weekend it is vital that people play their part by decreasing social contacts. Do not drop your guard just because you are meeting people close to you.

“Remember that just because somebody looks and feels well, that does not mean they are Covid free.”