COVID-19: 18 deaths and 20 Galway cases reported today

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Galway Daily news 25 percent drop in COVID cases in Galway hospitals

An additional 18 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported by health officials today, along with 761 new cases of the disease.

There are 20 new cases reported in Galway today, where the 14 day incidence rate has now fallen to 104.6 cases per 100,000 people. There have been 270 cases here in the past two week.

Of the deaths notified today 11 occurred in March, and seven were in February. The average age of those who died was 81, and the age range of the victims was 59 – 95 years old.

There have now been 4,705 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland, and a total of 236,600 confirmed cases in the state since the start of the pandemic.

Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 15 confirmed cases.

As of 8am this morning there were 274 people hospitalised with COVID-19 in Ireland, of whom 63 are in the ICU. Another 18 people have been admitted to hospital with the disease in the past 24 hours.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 383 are men and 373 are women
  • 72% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 33 years old
  • 372 in Dublin, 55 in Meath, 43 in Cork, 40 in Kildare, 38 in Offaly and the remaining 213 cases are spread across 19 other counties

There were 819,676 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland as of Monday, March 29, with 228,988 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.