COVID-19: 47 deaths reported today, and 19 Galway cases

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

There have been 47 additional deaths related to COVID-19 reported by the Department of Health today, along with 631 new cases.

Of today’s cases, 19 are in Galway. The 14-day incidence rate here has now fallen to 134.9 per 100,000 people.

The deaths notified today occurred among people aged from 60 to 95 years old. The average age of those who died was 83.

Of these deaths 14 occurred in March, 18 were in February, and 15 occurred in January.

There have now been a total of of 224,588 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, and the disease has claimed 4,499 lives in the country.

As of 8am today there were 370 people hospitalised with COVID-19 in Ireland, of whom 92 are in the ICU. Another 31 people have been hospitalised in the past 24 hours.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 317 are men and 308 are women
  • 74% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 29 years old
  • 247 in Dublin, 50 in Kildare, 44 in Meath, 41 in Cork, 32 in Limerick and the remaining 217 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of last Sunday there have been 525,768 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland, with 150,247 people receiving both doses.

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