COVID-19: 17,656 further cases reported this afternoon

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

The Department of Health has reported 17,656 further cases of COVID-19 in the State today.

As of 8am today, 928 people with COVID-19 are hospitalised nationally, of whom 94 are in intensive care units.

There have been 40 new deaths notified in the past week, taking the total number deaths related to COVID-19 in the Republic to 5,952.

Health officials say that given the current high incidence, the daily case number is based on positive results uploaded to the HSE COVID Care Tracker the preceding day, and that these data are provisional.

The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 in Galway has remained roughly stable overall, as cases increased at UHG but fell in Ballinasloe on Tuesday evening.

There were 50 confirmed cases in Galway’s hospitals as of Tuesday evening, with 39 at UHG and 11 at Portiuncula Hospital.