Coronavirus: No deaths for the second day, 4 new cases in Republic

Galway Daily news 25 percent drop in COVID cases in Galway hospitals

There were zero COVID-related deaths reported in the Republic of Ireland today, for the second day in a row.

The total number of deaths related to the disease remains 1,741, while the number of cases has increased by four today to 25,531.

There were no additional cases reported for Galway in the most recent figures available.

Speaking this evening, Dr Tony Holohan said that if an environment does not feel safe, or it means you are unable to follow public health advice, do not risk it and go elsewhere.

“Between mid-May to the end of June, 35% of those identified as a close contact of a confirmed case did not take up the offer of a test.

“Every case has the potential to turn into a cluster, which in turn has the potential to spread through a community. If you are identified as a close contact, please take up the offer of a test without delay,” he said.

Rachel Kenna, Chief Nursing Officer, added: “If allowed to spread, COVID-19 has the potential to overwhelm our health service.

“Our healthcare workers remain on the frontline of this pandemic, and it is each individuals choices that will determine what our health service will face in the coming weeks and months.

“Please continue to follow the guidelines; physically distance, wash your hands regularly, use cough/sneeze etiquette, wear a face covering appropriately.”