24 more COVID deaths recorded in Galway

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The number of COVID-19 deaths in Galway has risen by 24 in the latest CSO data, taking the total death toll in the county since the start of the pandemic to 86.

The median age of coronavirus cases in Galway is still below the national average and the lowest in the country at 33.

The average age of the 86 COVID deaths in Galway is 81, which is the joint-third lowest in the state.

When the latest CSO data was taken, there had been a total of 8,171 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Galway.

Across the state, 274 people died due to COVID-19 in the week ending 5 February, with 94% among people aged over 65 years.

There were 521 health care workers diagnosed with the disease in the seven day period, and those aged 65 or over made up 16% of all confirmed cases.

People aged between 25 and 44 made up 31% of cases.