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Coronavirus: 11 new Covid-19 deaths, Galway cases increase again

Another 11 deaths related to Covid-19 have been reported today, while the HPSC has been informed of 64 new confirmed cases.

There have now been 1,571 deaths due to Covid-19 in the state, while the total number of confirmed cases in Ireland has reached 24,315.

Galway saw and additional seven new confirmed cases reported today. While this is not significantly higher than what has been seen in recent days, it does stand out as a greater proportion of the national total as case number have continued to fall overall.

The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Galway now stands at 445.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “To date, 87% of confirmed cases diagnosed with Covid-19 have recovered.

“This is very positive news but should not deflect from the impact this disease has had on individuals and families.”

“In addition, it does not change the risk for any one individual who is diagnosed with the disease today, or in the future.”

“Public health advice is there to provide everyone with the best protection possible. Please follow it and continue to protect yourself and each other.”

The data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Monday 18 May (24,204 cases), reveals:

  • 57% are female and 43% are male
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
  • 3,164 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • of those hospitalised, 393 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 7,708 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,733 (49% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,379 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,376 cases (6%)
  • of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 60%, close contact accounts for 37%, travel abroad accounts for 3%
Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com

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