COVID-19: Eight deaths nationally and 13 Galway cases

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

Another 13 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Galway today, out of 309 cases nationwide notified by health officials.

The 14 day incidence rate in Galway is now 81.4 cases per 100,000 people, with 210 cases reported here in the past two weeks.

An additional 8 deaths related to COVID-19 have also been reported by health officials today, of which four occurred in April, 2 in February, and the other 2 took place in January or earlier.

The deaths occurred in people aged from 43 to 92 years old, and the median age of those who died was 79 years old.

There have been 4,820 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland, and a total of 242,402 confirmed cases of the disease in the state.

Validation of data by the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 12 previously confirmed cases.

As of 8am this morning there were 184 people hospitalised with COVID-19 in Ireland, of whom 51 were in the ICU.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 168 are men / 141 are women
  • 71% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 35 years old
  • 107 in Dublin, 30 in Kildare, 14 in Offaly, 21 in Meath,14 in Limerick and the remaining 104 cases are spread across 18 other counties

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