Coronavirus: Ireland records lowest number of deaths since 27 March

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Galway Daily news COVID-19: 1,586 new cases notified in Ireland

Four more people with Covid-19 in Ireland have died – the lowest number recorded since 27 March.

This brings the total number of deaths related to the disease to 1,547 and the number of positive test results now stands at 24,200 after 88 new cases were confirmed.

In Galway, the number of people with Covid-19 has risen again. The number of confirmed cases in the county is now 432, as of midnight on Saturday.

This is an increase of 14 cases on the day before and accounts for 1.8% of the national total.

Speaking this evening, Dr Tony Holohan said: “On the first day of Ireland moving into Phase One of reopening we have experienced the lowest number of deaths since March 27th.

“We have suppressed the virus and limited its impact on public health. We need to sustain this in the weeks and phases ahead.”

Of those who have tested positive for the virus, 57% are female and 43% are male.

The median age of confirmed cases is 48 years and 3,127 cases (13%) have been hospitalised.

Of these, 391 cases have been admitted to ICU.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said: “Every death is one too many, but the collective effort to date has saved many lives.

“We must save more by practicing physical distancing, especially in queues and public spaces, respiratory etiquette and hand washing.”