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City and county see Covid surge

Wednesday, 30th September, 2020 10:46am

Story by Siobhan Holliman
City and county see Covid surge

Covid cases are rising in Galway.

City and county see Covid surge

Covid cases are rising in Galway.

IF Galway is placed under Phase 3 Covid restrictions it will be the entire county, not just the city, as new cases are rising in outlying areas.

That’s the view of a specialist in public health medicine at University Hospital Galway who says it’s not too late to reduce the rising numbers.

Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine Dr Geraldine McDarby says it’s up to everyone to increase their efforts from today and if Galway enters Phase 3, to ensure numbers go down quickly and make sure it’s in Phase 3 for as little amount of time as possible.

Last week there were 150 cases in counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon with the bulk of cases in Galway.

In about 36 hours alone, from Sunday to Monday lunchtime, there were an additional 56 cases in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon, with again most cases located in Galway.

Dr McDarby has seen a big spike in the number of cases under 50 years of age. Last week, as students returned to college, a third of the cases in the three western counties were in the 20-24 age bracket.

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