COVID-19: 10 deaths and 29 Galway cases today

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

A further 10 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported by health officials today, of which 9 occurred in March and one is under investigation.

Another 507 new cases have also been reported today, with 29 of them in Galway, the third highest level in the country behind Dublin (216) and Kildare (40).

The 14-day incidence rate in Galway is now 130.6 cases per 100,000 people. There have been 337 cases here in the past two weeks.

The deaths reported today were in people aged from 45 to 88 years old, and the median age of those who died was 75.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 249 are men / 255 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 33 years old
  • 216 in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 29 in Galway, 24 in Offaly, 18 in Tipperary, and the remaining 180 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

There were 336 people hospitalised with COVID-19 as of 8am this morning, of whom 87 are in the ICU. Another 43 people had been admitted to hospital in the past 24 hours.

As of Tuesday, March 16 there were 632,359 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland, with 168,859 people fully vaccinated.

The COVID-19 data hub provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of the virus in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.