Coronavirus: 10 more Covid-19 deaths, but only small bump in Galway cases

Galway Daily news 25 percent drop in COVID cases in Galway hospitals

Another 10 deaths related to Covid-19 have been reported today, the lowest daily figure seen since late March, and another 159 cases have been confirmed in the state.

There have now been 1,497 deaths in the state related to Covid-19, and the number of confirmed cases stands at 23,401.

There were only two new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Galway reported today, a quarter of the figure confirmed on Tuesday when eight cases were reported.

Chief Medical Office Dr Tony Holohan said “I would urge everyone to become familiar with the behaviours that we all need to maintain, including respiratory etiquette, physical distancing and handwashing.”

“As we begin to think about easing restrictions these behaviours will become even more important.”

The first phase of easing the country’s lockdown restrictions is due to begin next Monday, May 18.

To date, 84% of people who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 have recovered the Department of Health has said.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said “”We have been provided with additional data today regarding cases with underlying health conditions.

“Of 15,450 cases where information is available, 53% had at least one underlying condition. The most common underlying conditions reported are chronic heart disease (15%), chronic respiratory disease (11%) and diabetes (6%).”

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Monday 11 May (23,144 cases), reveals:

  • 57% are female and 43% are male
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
  • 3,050 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • of those hospitalised, 389 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 6,997 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,242 (49% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,344 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,238 cases (5%)
  • of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 60%, close contact accounts for 37%, travel abroad accounts for 3%