Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1,378* confirmed cases of COVID-19.
As of 8am today, 96 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 22 are in ICU.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “We now have over 65% of our adult population fully vaccinated and 75% of adults have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and anyone aged 18 and over can now register for a vaccine on http://vaccine.hse.ie.
“We know that COVID-19 vaccines are extraordinarily effective at reducing each person’s individual risk of hospitalisation or severe disease. The Delta variant does not change this.
“However, this variant is much more transmissible than what we have been dealing with previously and, as such, the challenge remains to protect as many people through vaccination as quickly as possible, across all age groups.
“Vaccines along with the core public health advice remain our pathway out of this pandemic – please avail of the opportunity to get protected through vaccination when it is offered to you.
“The basic measures remain as important and effective now as at any point in the pandemic and remember no one measure is sufficient by itself. When you meet people, keep your distance and meet outside, avoid crowds, avoid poorly ventilated indoor space, use your judgement, risk assess and leave if you don’t feel safe, wash your hands and wear a mask, isolate and get a test if you have any symptoms – do not go to work or socialise.”
1,345 cases of Covid-19 confirmed nationally
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Department of Health has confirmed 1,345 new cases of Covid-19 here.
It’s a reduction of 41 on yesterday’s figures which were the highest in six months.
There are currently 105 people in hospital with the virus, a reduction of one person.
Of those, 21 are in intensive care units, also a decrease of one person compared to yesterday.
The five-day moving average in Ireland has risen to 1,282, compared to 983 this day last week.
The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 310, while the seven-day moving average is 1,237.
The HSE continue to be affected by the recent cyber attack and the daily case figure may change due to future data review, validation and update.
LISTEN: Major road enhancement scheme near Abbeyknockmoy expected to begin by late 2023
A major road enhancement scheme near Abbeyknockmoy is expected to begin by late 2023.
Galway County Council has confirmed that significant progress is being made on the N63 Liss to Abbey road realignment scheme.
The proposed scheme involves widening and realigning the 1.2km Type 2 single carriageway with a half a metre hard strip on either side and installing a new bridge over the River Abbert.
The County Council says it expects to make an application to An Bord Pleanála for scheme approval by the third quarter of this year.
It’s anticipated that an oral hearing will take place by the start of next year and if approved, it’s hoped that works with begin by the start of 2024.
Local Councillor Pete Roche says it’s great to see this level of progress for the long awaited €18 million project:
Water restored to Carna and Roundstone following power outage
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Irish Water and Galway County Council have confirmed that water supply has been restored to impacted customers in Carna and Roundstone and the surrounding areas following a power outage at the Cill Chiaran Water Treatment Plant.
Dedicated water service crews were mobilised and repairs were undertaken yesterday evening and this morning and it is recommended that customers allow 2 to 3 hours after the estimated restoration time for the water supply to fully return.
In a statement, Irish Water and Galway County Council said that they understood the inconvenience caused when disruptions occur and they thanked customers for their patience while supply was restored to impacted customers.
The Irish Water Customer Care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact them on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please see the Water Supply Updates section of their website.