There are ten people in Galway hospitalised with COVID-19 in the latest HSE figures, of whom more than half are in the ICU.
There were six confirmed cases at University Hospital Galway as of 8pm Sunday, and another four at Portiuncula Hospital.
Of those, five COVID patients at UHG and one at Portiuncula Hospital were in the Intensive Care Unit.
There were a further five suspected cases recorded last night for which test results were awaited, three in Galway City and two in Ballinasloe.
Nationwide there were 186 patients in hospital with COVID-19 on Sunday night, of whom 46 were in the ICU. One death among critical care patients was recorded in the 24 hours prior.
Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, said yesterday that the declining incidence rate of the virus across all age groups is a result of the “enormous efforts of people across society”.
“If we can keep incidence relatively low over the coming weeks, vaccination will increasingly play a role in suppressing this virus.”
“This will make it easier for all of us to balance the risks associated with COVID-19 while gradually easing public health measures.”