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Coronavirus: 19 new Covid-19 deaths, Galway cases rise

There have been 19 additional deaths related to Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland today, and an additional 330 cases confirmed by the Department of Health.

Galway has seen an additional 8 Covid-19 cases confirmed today, bringing the total in the county to 365.

There have now been a total of 1,303 deaths caused by the coronavirus in Ireland.

The 330 new cases confirmed today brings the total number of cases in the country to 21,506.

The data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, as of midnight on Friday, May 1, covering 21,064 cases, shows that:

  • 58% are female and 42% are male
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years
  • 2,825 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • of those hospitalised, 363 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 6,068 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 10,406 (49% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,242 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,164 cases (6%)
  • of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 63%, close contact accounts for 34%, travel abroad accounts for 3%

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 63%, close contact accounts for 34%, travel abroad accounts for 3%.

In the event that a person tests positive for Covid-19 and hasn’t been abroad or had contact with another confirmed case in Ireland, that’s known as community transmission.

In the event that a person who tests positive for Covid-19 can be linked to another confirmed case in Ireland, that’s known as local transmission.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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