Coronavirus: 15 new cases reported today in Galway

The Department of Health has reported 265 new cases of Covid-19 today and six further deaths related to the disease.

Fifteen of the new cases are in Galway, while 84 are in Dublin, 28 in Louth, 27 in Limerick, 19 in Donegal and 15 in Wicklow.

66% are under 45 years of age and the median age is 33 years old.

There are five people with Covid-19 in Galway hospitals – four at UHG and one at Portiuncula.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “We are now entering an important phase in our collective efforts to suppress spread of the virus.

“We have made significant progress and reduced transmission in our homes and communities, but it will take a consistent individual effort from everyone to keep up that momentum in coming weeks.

“The recent stabilisation in cases that we have experienced is fragile, but it is within our grasp to maximise our protection against the spread of COVID-19.

“I urge you to use the public health advice on regular handwashing, social distancing and wearing of face coverings to safeguard you and your family from the devastating impact this virus can have, especially on our most vulnerable people.”

Galway Daily