A further one death related to COVID-19 and 85 new confirmed cases have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team today.
There have now been a total of 26,027 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland, and the pandemic has claimed 1,763 lives here.
In Galway the number of confirmed cases is unchanged from what was reported yesterday at 495 cases according to the latest data.
Validation of data by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has resulted in the denotification of 2 deaths today, which is reflected in the national tally.
“Today’s figures demonstrate how quickly COVID-19 can remerge in our country,” said Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer.
“We are now at a crucial point in our response to COVID-19. Over the coming days it is vital that everyone continues to avoid large crowds, physically distance, wear face coverings where appropriate and wash hands regularly.