COVID-19: 16 deaths and 28 Galway cases reported today

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

There have been 16 additional deaths related to COVID-19 reported by NPHET today, along with 543 new confirmed cases.

Just three of the deaths notified today occurred in March, while 12 happened in February and one was in January.

The people who died were aged from 59 – 96 years old, and the average age of the victims was 88.

Of the new cases reported today 28 are in Galway, where the incidence rate now stands at 121.7 cases per 100,000 people.

There have now been a total of 226,358 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, and 4,534 deaths related to the disease.

Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 5 confirmed cases.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 269 are men and 271 are women
  • 73% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 29 years old
  • 235 in Dublin, 50 in Kildare, 39 in Donegal, 31 in Meath, 28 in Galway and the remaining 160 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8am this morning there were 340 people hospitalised with COVID-19 in Ireland, of whom 85 were in the ICU.

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.