Two more people have died after being diagnosed with COVID-19 in the Republic, and 22 more people have tested positive for the disease according to the latest figures released by the NPHET.
This brings the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in the State to 1,715, and the number of cases now stands at 25,374.
The number of cases in Galway has not risen again in today’s figures, meaning the number of people who have tested positive in the county remains 485.
Galway has 1.9% of the total number of coronavirus cases in the Republic of Ireland, and there have been just four new cases in the last three weeks.
Dr. Tony Holohan, speaking this evening, said: “Of the 22 confirmed cases we are reporting to you today, 9 of these were diagnosed in people under the age of 35.
“It is important for us all to remember that COVID-19 is a disease that can affect everyone, of any age or background. No one should feel that this is a disease that does not affect them.
“This virus is highly infectious and, as a result, the return of widespread community transmission remains a very real risk.
“To protect us all, especially our oldest and most vulnerable, personal preventative behaviours such as good and frequent hand washing, social distancing and respiratory etiquette remain as crucial as they were at the outset of this crisis.”
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