The Director of Public Helath at HSE West is urging people across Mayo, Galway and Roscommon to stay at home amid soaring infection rates across the region.
The current 14 day incidence is 815 per 100,000 in Galway; 1303 per 100,000 in Mayo and in 821 per 100,000 in Roscommon, while the 7 day incidence rate continues to demonstrate continual growth of case numbers.
Between the fourth of January and the tenth 4,314 covid tests were carried out in Galway, 2,484 in Mayo and 1,276 were conducted in Roscommon.
Dr. Breda Smyth , Director of Public Health , HSE West told Midwest News that she is urging everyone in the West to ‘join in a committed effort to stop the exponential growth of COVID-19 cases.’
She says ‘we must all stay at home and only leave our residence for essential items and medicine.’
‘Our hospitals and medical services are now under considerable pressure, which will worsen if we do not halt the spread of the virus in our communities,’ Dr. Smyth concluded.