COVID-19: 45 deaths reported today, and 38 new Galway cases

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

There have been 45 more deaths related to COVID-19 reported by health officials today, along with 575 new confirmed cases.

Another 38 new cases have been reported in Galway today, the second highest level in the country.

The incidence rate in Galway is now 330.5 per 100,000 people, with 853 cases reported in the county over the past two weeks.

Of the deaths reported today, 41 occurred in February and four took place in January.

The average age of those who died was 84 years old, and the victims ranged in age from 55 to 104.

There have now been a total of 4,181 deaths related to COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland, and 216,300 confirmed cases of the disease.

Validation of data by the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of one death and eight confirmed cases.

As of 8am today, 693 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised in Ireland, of whom 150 are in ICU. There have been 37 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 272 are men and 298 are women
  • 68% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 32 years old
  • 218 in Dublin, 38 in Galway, 35 in Louth, 27 in Limerick, 26 in Westmeath and the remaining 231 cases are spread across 20 other counties

The Cabinet today signed off on plans to extend the Level 5 lockdown restrictions until April 5 except for a phased return of some schoolchildren.

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of the disease in the community.