COVID-19: 79 deaths and 1,414 cases reported, 96 in Galway

Galway Daily news 25 percent drop in COVID cases in Galway hospitals

The Department of Health has reported a further 79 deaths related to COVID-19 and an additional 1,414 cases – 96 of which are in Galway.

The 14-day incidence rate in Galway now stands at 465, with 1,200 cases confirmed in the county over the past two weeks.

Of the cases notified across the State today, 667 are men and 742 are women, while 59% are under 45 years of age.

608 new cases are in Dublin, with 105 in Cork, 65 in Meath and 59 in Donegal.

Speaking this evening, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said that we have experienced over 1,000 deaths and more than 100,000 cases in January 2021.

“We have reported more cases in one month than we experienced throughout 2020. This shows just how quickly this disease can spread and how much it can impact public health,” he said.

“The efforts by all of the population in following the basic public health advice has seen us reduce the incidence of the disease very rapidly compared to most countries in Europe.”

Dr Tony Holohan added that despite the recent decrease in cases, there remains a level of infection in the population which is double that seen at the peak of incidence last October.

“The next few weeks need to see us maintain compliance with all of the measures that are in place so that we can get to levels of the disease that are as low as possible.”