Coronavirus: One further death, 35 new cases of Covid-19 in Republic

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

One additional Covid related death has been reported to NPHET, and 35 new cases have been confirmed in the State.

This means there have now been 1,773 deaths related to the disease and 26,801 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Republic.

One further case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Galway, but none of today’s 35 cases are in Galway.

The total number of confirmed cases in the county is now 501.

Of today’s cases, 15 are men and 18 are women, while 71% are under 45 years of age.

Six of the cases are in Carlow, 5 in Clare, and the remaining 24 cases are in Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Limerick, Meath, Offaly, Tipperary, Wexford.

Dr Ronan Glynn said: “The number of confirmed cases notified to us daily is likely to rise and fall this week.

“It is important to look at the wider trends we see in this disease in Ireland for context, and not simply one day’s figures in isolation.

“It will be next week before we see if measures introduced last weekend in Kildare, Laois and Offaly have had the desired effect in suppressing COVID-19 in these areas and minimising community transmission.

“We must remember that our focus as a society is on three national priorities – protecting public health and the most vulnerable, the resumption of non-COVID health services and the reopening of our schools.

“Every time you choose to avoid a crowd, keep 2 metres distance, wash your hands, wear a face covering and use the COVID Tracker app, you are making a vital contribution to this shared national effort.”