Covid-19 case numbers

  • Covid-19 case numbers are continuing to fall across Mayo and Roscommon, but the figures for Galway are concerning, according to the HSE West.

    Mayo's 14-day incidence rate is now 377 per 100,000 - higher than the national average.

    Galway's 14-day is 334 per 100,000 people, and 130 per 100,000 in Roscommon.

    Galway has seen 863 new cases of the virus over the past 14 days, with 493 in Mayo.

    Director of Public Health with the HSE West Dr Breda Smyth says we was seeing a continued reduction of cases in Mayo and Roscommon, but case numbers are plateauing in Galway, which is concerning.

    She says it's very important that anyone with symptoms would self-isolate in their room immediately, and then call their GP to arrange a test.

     

  • While Covid-19 case numbers are continuing to fall across the West, the HSE is appealing to the public to continue to stay apart, wear a mask and wash hands regularly.

    The 14-day incidence rate of the virus in Mayo is now 619 per 100,000 people, while Galway's rate is 465 per 100,000 and 232 per 100,000 in Roscommon.

    Dr Breda Smyth of the HSE West says that, while we have seen some improvement in recent weeks, there's still a way to go, and people are being asked to continue to work from home and stay home as much as possible, while continuing to follow the public health advice on stay apart, wearing masks and washing hands.

    Over the past week, over 2,000 Covid tests were carried out in Galway with 864 in Mayo and 340 in Roscommon.