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No new deaths from Covid-19, 24 more cases

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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 1,735 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Sunday 28 June, the HPSC has been notified of 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,462* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

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 Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “We are starting to see a worrying trend, with the number of reported cases increasing, and some new clusters.   

“As restrictions are lifted and people move about more, it’s important that we use the tools that have helped us suppress the virus to date. 

“Hand washing, physical distancing, cough/sneeze hygiene and wearing face coverings are important personal behaviours that mean, as we go about our daily lives, that we are doing everything we can to avoid contracting the virus and spreading it to those we love.”

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Today we are reporting at least six cases associated with international travel.  Many countries around the world are still experiencing high and increasing levels of this disease.  Last week, there were over 1.1 million cases reported and there have now been over 10 million cases reported globally to date. 

“The risk of imported cases remains high.  It’s important that continue to avoid all unnecessary travel at this time.”

Dr Siobhán Kennelly, HSE National Clinical Advisor and Group Lead for Older Persons said: “Many restrictions have now been lifted and people are getting out more, including those who are over 70 or medically vulnerable. 

“Socialising is important for your mental and physical wellbeing, but it’s important that you are safe while doing so.  Wear a face covering, know the symptoms of COVID-19 and contact your GP straight away if you feel unwell.”

Siobhán Killeen, Dublin GAA footballer said “The aftereffects of this disease are very serious, even for those who are fit and healthy.  I was in very good health, but it was a very tough battle.  I, probably like many others, was naïve in thinking that my age and health would protect me from a very infectious disease.”  

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Two people taken to UHG following plane crash near Athenry

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two people have been taken to University Hospital Galway following a light aircraft crash near Athenry.

It’s understood a small plane made an emergency landing at a GAA pitch near Killimordaly shortly after lunchtime.

One person was airlifted via Air Corps helicopter 112 to UHG while another was taken via ambulance.

Emergency services – including units of Galway Fire Brigade – remain at the scene this afternoon.

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Man dies following house fire in Moylough

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A man has died following a house fire in Moylough.

It’s understood the fire broke out at around 5am at a two storey house in the Moate area.

It’s believed the man, who is aged in his 60’s, was living alone at the house.

Emergency services – including several units from Mountbellew and Tuam – remain at the scene this morning.

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25 more cases of Covid-19 diagnosed and one new death confirmed by Department of Health

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 1 person with COVID-19 has died.

There has now been a total of 1,744 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Thursday 9th July, the HPSC has been notified of 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,589* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

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; “This weekend, we all have an opportunity to exercise, socialise and enjoy life in a safe and responsible way.

“Continue to protect each other using public health advice and encourage each other to make safe choices as we work together to limit the spread of COVID-19. We have all achieved so much through solidarity over the last few months, that effort must not be in vain.

“Please follow public health advice and refer to the guidance if unsure about your environment or plans.”

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

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