As the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Irish hospitals continues to decrease, Galway hospitals are still bucking the national trend.
There are now 19 COVID patients in Galway’s public hospitals as of 8pm yesterday evening – an increase of two on the day before.
Twelve people are being treated for the disease at University Hospital Galway, of whom half are in the intensive care unit.
At Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, there are now seven confirmed cases, with one of those receiving care in the ICU. Portiuncula also has one suspected case in ICU.
Nationally, the number of patients in hospital who have been diagnosed with the virus now stands at 153. Forty-three of those are in ICU.
Another 19 cases of COVID-19 in Galway were reported by health officials yesterday, out of 426 new cases nationwide.
The 14-day incidence rate in the county is now 82.9 cases per 100,000, and there have been 214 cases reported in the past two weeks.