Across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon the 14 day incidence rate of Covid 19 is beginning to stabilise and decrease. It is highest in Mayo at 1,322/100,000 , 892/100,000 in Galway and 646/100,000 in Roscommon (reported 24/01/2021).
Dr. Breda Smyth, Director of Public Health, HSE West says not withstanding this welcome stabilisation, this represents a continued significant level of infection in our communities. Each time we leave our home and garden, we are potentially going to be exposed to the risk of infection. We must continually, keep 2 metres from one another, wear a mask and clean our hands. It is best to ‘Stay Home and Work from Home’ if at all possible. Also, if you have symptoms, ‘Self-Isolate and Stay in your Room’. Transmission within households is very high and this can be prevented if we strictly adhere to the self-isolation guidelines.”
From 18/01/21 to yesterday (Sunday) 24/01/21 inclusive, COVID-19 tests carried out across Community Healthcare West:-
- Galway 2,594
- Mayo 1,702
- Roscommon 449