COVID-19: 1,189 cases reported today

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

There have been a further 1,189 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by the Department of Health today.

As of this morning, 95 people in Ireland are being treated in hospital for the disease. Of these, 23 are in the intensive care unit.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said that there has been a “sharp increase” in the number of travel related COVID cases in recent weeks, as the Delta variant has become dominant across Europe.

“As disease incidence increases both here in Ireland, and across Europe, it is important that, if you intend on travelling, you are aware of the disease profile in the area you are visiting, as well as the public health measures in place locally.”

Only people who are fully vaccinated, or who have recently recovered from COVID-19, should be travelling he added.

International travel resumed in Ireland on Monday as Ireland began rolling out the EU Digital COVID Certificate.

“If you have recently returned to Ireland and have any symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, headache, sore throat or a blocked or runny nose then please self-isolate and get tested without delay,” Dr Glynn said.