Coronavirus: No deaths for third day, new cases reported in Galway

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

There have been no further deaths related to COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland for a third day in a row, but the number of confirmed cases has risen by 92.

These new cases are spread across 17 counties including Galway, but the exact number of new cases in the county will not be released until tomorrow.

The latest statistics available say that there are 510 confirmed cases in Galway, an increase of one case on yesterday’s figures.

Tipperary is worst affected by today’s increase, with 31 cases. 17 cases are in Dublin, 7 in Clare, 7 in Wexford and 5 in Kildare while the remaining 25 cases are in 12 other counties.

Of the new cases, 52 are men, 38 are women and 69% are under 45 years of age.

The total number of cases in the Republic is now 28,201 and the number of deaths remains 1,777.

Dr. Ronan Glynn said: “While the number of cases reported each day remains high, the situation nationally has remained relatively stable over the past week.

“However, we have seen cases in 25 of the 26 counties over the past 14 days, including 473 cases in Dublin, 332 in Kildare, 120 in Tipperary, 84 in Limerick, 37 in Clare and 36 in Meath and Kilkenny.

“Measures introduced last week would not be expected to impact on the trajectory of the disease until early next week.

“In the meantime, we must continue to follow public health advice – reduce social contacts and avoid crowds, physically distance, wear face coverings and wash hands regularly.”