Coronavirus: New cases recorded in Galway as national figure reaches 15,000

Galway Daily news Galway hospitals see COVID cases double in recent weeks

Ten more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Galway, according to the latest figures released by the Department of Health.

There are now 283 confirmed cases in the county, as of midnight on Friday.

Nationally, 39 more people have died after being diagnosed with the disease. This brings the total number of deaths in the State to 610.

There have also been an additional 493 confirmed cases in the country, which includes 445 new cases.

With the latest figures from Germany included, there is now a total of 15,251 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Republic.

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

Today’s data from the HPSC shows that as of Friday midnight, the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years. Fifteen percent of people diagnosed with the illness have been hospitalised.