COVID-19: Two deaths and 26 Galway cases

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

An additional two deaths related to COVID-19, and 769 new confirmed cases, have been reported by health officials today.

Of today’s cases, 26 are in Galway. The 14-day incidence rate here is now 135.2 cases per 100,000 people, and 349 cases have been reported in the past fortnight.

Both of the deaths notified today occurred in March the HPSC has confirmed.

As of this morning there were 360 people in hospital being treated for COVID-19, of whom 82 are in the ICU.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 381 are men and 378 are women
  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 32 years old
  • 284 in Dublin, 67 in Donegal, 47 in Offaly, 45 in Meath, 44 in Kildare, and the remaining 282 cases are spread across 20 other counties

There have now been a total of 4,587 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland, and 230,599 confirmed cases of the disease.

As of last Thursday there had been 654,251 vaccine doses administered in Ireland, with 175,526 people being 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.