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45 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 nationally, no new deaths reported

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. 

There has now been a total of 1,763 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Friday 31st July, the HPSC has been notified of 45 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 26,109* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today;

  • 23 are men / 22 are women
  • 77% are under 45 years of age (50% aged 25- 44 years)
  • 9 cases are located in Limerick, 8 in Kildare, 7 in Mayo, 6 in Cavan, 4 in Dublin with the remainder spread across 5 other counties. 
  • 18 are associated with outbreaks or close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 12 cases have been identified as community transmission

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Over the last five days we have seen an average of 44 cases a day. 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.

“Ensure gatherings are kept to a minimum and invite no more than 10 others into your home. 

“Do not organise or attend house parties.

“Restaurants must enforce a limit of 50 people (including staff) on their premises at any one time.

“All workplaces should again review their procedures and protocols.

“Avoid congregated settings or environments where safety precautions are not in place. 

“Wash your hands regularly, carry hand sanitizer and wear a face covering where appropriate. 

“Ensure you isolate immediately if you experience any flu like symptoms.

“It is our individual action that will stop the spread.”

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498 cases of coronavirus recorded in Galway to date

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are 498 cases of coronavirus recorded in Galway to date.

Latest figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre show three new cases have been recorded in the county.

Last evening, the HPSC was notified of 46 new cases nationwide with 85% under the age of 45.

15 of these cases were detected in Kildare, eight in Laois, seven in Clare and five in Offaly with the remaining 11 spread across nine other counties.

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46 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 nationally, no new deaths reported

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. 

There has now been a total of 1,763 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Sunday 2nd August, the HPSC has been notified of 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 26,208 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today;

  • 27 are men / 19 are women
  • 85% are under 45 years of age
  • 32 are associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 5 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 15 cases are located in Kildare, 8 in Laois, 7 in Clare, 5 in Offaly and the remaining 11 are spread across nine other counties. 

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “The vast majority of young people in Ireland have followed public health advice and have made very significant sacrifices to protect themselves and others. People of all ages will occasionally slip up as they learn to live safely with this virus. We should not seek to attribute blame, but rather continue to encourage one another to build on and sustain the great efforts that we have all made to date.

“We continue to urge everyone to observe the safe behaviours that we recommend such as physical distancing, washing hands regularly, wearing a face covering where appropriate, avoiding crowds and doing all we can to protect each other.

“NPHET continues to monitor the evolving situation very closely and will meet tomorrow.”

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Rainfall warning to come into effect for Galway from tomorrow

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Galway and will come into effect from tomorrow afternoon.

Met Eireann says heavy rain with accumulations between 30 and 50mm are to be expected, with potentially higher amounts possible in mountainous areas.

It’s also warning that localised flooding, poor visibility and poor driving conditions are to be expected.

The warning covers Galway, Mayo and Donegal and will come into effect at 1pm tomorrow afternoon.

It’ll remain in place until 1PM on Wednesday.

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