There were no deaths related to COVID-19 reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team today, but 45 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed.
There have now been 26,109 confirmed cases in the Republic of Ireland, and 1,763 lives have been lost to the coronavirus in the state.
In Galway the number of cases remained the same at 495 according to data as of midnight on Thursday, July 30.
Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed case, which is reflected in the national tally.
“Over the last five days we have seen an average of 44 cases a day,” said Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer.
“This trend is clearly concerning and now is the time to ensure you and your families are making every effort to keep each other safe.”
He emphasised that gatherings should be kept to a minimum, with no more than 10 people invited to a house, and house parties should be avoided altogether.
“Restaurants must enforce a limit of 50 people, including staff, on their premises at any one time,” Dr Glynn said.
Workplaces should review their procedures and protocols for operating with COVID-19 guidelines in place, and people should avoid congregated areas, or places where safety precautions are not in place.
“Wash your hands regularly, carry hand sanitiser and wear a face covering where appropriate.”
“Ensure you isolate immediately if you experience any flu like symptoms,” Dr Glynn concluded.
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