Galway has had the second highest level of new COVID-19 cases in Ireland for the past three days in a row, exceeded only by Dublin.
There were a further 91 new cases in Galway reported on Monday evening, more than 10 percent of the total new cases in the country.
That follows on from 61 cases reported on Sunday, and 139 reported on Saturday.
Since last Friday the county’s incidence rate, which had been declining, has increased from 303.8 cases per 100,000 people, to 330.2.
But fortunately, Galway also had the youngest average age of COVID-19 patients in the country at a median age of 33 years old.
Since the start of the pandemic there have been 89 deaths related to COVID-19 in Galway up to last Friday, February 12, fewer than ten other counties.