Coronavirus: No deaths in Republic & no new Galway cases reported today

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

No further Covid related deaths have been reported by NPHET, but 61 new cases have been confirmed.

However, none of these cases are in Connacht, and again Dublin and Kildare have majority of new cases.

There is now a total of 27,969 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the State.

Of the 61 cases reported today, 39 are in Dublin, 13 are in Kildare and the remaining 9 cases are in Cork  Kerry, Laois, Limerick, Longford and Wicklow.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Galway is 509, according to the Department of Health.

Today’s cases are split equally among men and women (30 men and 30 women) while 67% are under 45 years of age.

23 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case.

Dr. Ronan Glynn said: “I know that at times we can all feel powerless against COVID-19. But we are not.

“Each of us has a range of simple tools at our disposal – knowing the risks, washing our hands, not touching our faces, keeping physically distant, avoiding crowds, limiting visitors to our homes, and wearing a face covering.

“But the most powerful tool of all remains our solidarity with one another – by encouraging each other to stick with the basic measures and by continuing to act and adapt together we can suppress the transmission of this virus once again.”

A total of 55 people have been hospitalised due to Covid-19 in the past 30 days.