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Coronavirus: Cases in Galway rise to 351 as national figure passes 20,000

Nineteen more cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Galway as the total number of cases in the county rises to 351, as of midnight on Monday.

Nationally, 31 more deaths related to COVID-19 have been confirmed, taking the total number of people who have died after being diagnosed with the disease to 1,190.

An additional 376 new cases were also confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

There is now a total of 20,253 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state.

Commenting on the number of people who have recovered from the disease, Dr Tony Holohan said: “We estimate that as of Saturday 25th April 12,222 COVID-19 cases (64%) in the community have recovered.”

Of these, 6%, or 1,164 cases, have been discharged from hospital which means there has been a recovery rate of 70%.

Dr Kathleen MacLellan, Assistant Secretary Department of Health and Chair of NPHET Vulnerable People Subgroup, said: “Ireland remains one of the few countries globally who has collected and officially reported data from long term residential care settings from the start of the pandemic.

“From the end of March we have seen an increase in deaths in this sector that can be attributed to COVID-19.

“As we continue to collect and report mortality data coming from this sector we will have a greater understanding of the behaviour of the disease in this setting and it will help us to inform public health actions and clinical care.”

Latest stats, as of Monday, midnight

Total number hospitalised 2,669
Total number admitted to ICU 355
Total number of deaths 924
Total number of healthcare workers 5,414
Number clusters notified 608
Cases associated with clusters 5,572
Median age 49
Michael Malone
Email me at editor@galwaydaily.com
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