There have been 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19 reported by the Department of Health today, along with 156 new coronavirus cases.
There have now been a total of 27,908 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, and the coronavirus pandemic has claimed 1,777 lives in the state.
At least one of today’s new cases is in Galway, as the Department has said that 31 cases are spread amongst counties Carlow, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Laois, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.
However an exact figure of how many are in Galway has not been provided.
Data as midnight on Thursday shows 509 confirmed cases across Galway city and county.
However the bulk of today’s cases are in Dublin (55), and Kildare (36), which remains under lockdown restrictions which have been lifted in Laois and Offaly.
Validation of data at the HPSC led to the denotification of 1 death and 3 confirmed cases, which are reflected in the national totals.
“This weekend, if you are having people over, please have no more than 6 visitors, from no more than 3 households, to your home,” said Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer.
“It is vital that people all across the country follow the public health advice. If you have any symptoms, isolate and contact your GP by phone immediately.”
The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.