Galway Bay fm newsroom:
Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team
There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) today.
There has been a total of 1,746 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Sunday 12th July, the HPSC has been notified of 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,638* 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.
Over the past 14 days, the total number of confirmed cases notified to the HPSC is 165. Of which;
- Males 41% / Females 59%
- Median age is 31 years old; 74% of these cases were under 45 years of age
- 20 counties reported new cases; Dublin 47%, Kildare 16% & Wicklow 6%
- 12% of these cases were travel related
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Our research shows that 38% of the population now believe the worst of the pandemic is ahead of us. This does not have to be the case. Simple measures like hand washing, physical distancing, face coverings in appropriate settings, cough/sneeze etiquette and watching out for symptoms are the crucial elements in suppressing COVID-19.”
Rachel Kenna, Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health, said; “Almost 1.25 million people in Ireland have downloaded the COVID App. That represents 34% of the adult population. This has already served as a support to contact tracers. If you have not done so to date, please download the app.”
Dr Siobhan Ni Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist and Integrated Care Lead, HSE; “As we see more cases and clusters emerge it is important that anyone experiencing symptoms isolates and contacts their GP. The aim is to find all cases of COVID-19 in Ireland and to isolate and contact trace them. Early reporting of symptoms and prompt testing helps us achieve this.”
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.
NUIG to make student timetables available by end of month
Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUI Galway is to finalise timetables for students by the end of the month as the university prepares to reopen.
The university received guidance on the reopening of third level in recent weeks and is now examining the roll-out before the September reopening.
NUIG President Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh says feedback has found students are keen to have an in-person experience as well as the online mode of learning.
First year students are expected to begin on campus on September 28th with an induction process likely to take place the previous week.
Professor Ó hÓgartaigh says there will be an on-campus experience as well as online learning while adhering to public health guidelines….
City Hall opens book of condolence following death of John Hume
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway city council has opened a book of condolence following the death of John Hume.
The remains of the former Nobel peace prize winner will be removed from his home in Donegal to Saint Eugene’s cathedral in Derry this evening.
Mr. Hume passed away in the early hours of yesterday having suffered from Dementia for some time.
He was awarded the freedom of Galway city in 1999 in appreciation for his work in the promotion of peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.
A funeral mass will be held for the 83 year old tomorrow in accordance with public health guidance.
A book of condolence will be opened at City Hall this morning and will remain open until Friday afternoon.
Galway West TD Eamon O’Cuiv told Keith Finnegan on Galway talks John Hume did a lot for the country – often against the odds….