Across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon, there continues to be a very high level of infection in our communities. The 14 day incidence in Mayo now stands at 1635 per 100,000people, the figure for county Galway is 1095 per 100,000, while its 925 per 100,000 population in Roscommon.
Dr. Breda Smyth, Director of Public Health, HSE West is appealing to the public to “Work from home if at all possible. I ask everyone in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon to Stay Home and only leave our homes and gardens for essential items and medicine. If you have symptoms, it is extremely important to self-isolate correctly, stay in your room, call your GP and prevent spread of COVID-19 to loved ones with whom you live. Also, if you have recently travelled from Brazil or South Africa in the previous 14 days, I am asking you to self-isolate for 14 days from date of arrival into Ireland, contact a doctor and get a COVID-19 test irrespective of whether you have symptoms.
Over the next 2 weeks our hospitals and medical services will be under significant pressure. We can assist our frontline workers by halting the spread of the virus in our communities. Stay at Home and Stay Safe.”
From Monday last (11th Jan) to yesterday (Sun) inclusive, COVID-19 tests carried out across Community Healthcare West:-
- Galway 3,239
- Mayo 1,912
- Roscommon 711.