Coronavirus: 1 death, 15 new Galway cases

Galway Daily news 25 percent drop in COVID cases in Galway hospitals

There has been one additional death related to the coronavirus reported by the Department of Health today, and 378 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Of the cases notified today, 15 are in Galway. The 14 day incidence rate in the county now stands at just 86 cases per 100,000 population.

As of 2pm today there are 249 COVID-19 patients in hospital in Ireland, five of whom were hospitalised in the past 24 hours. Of these patients, 31 are in the ICU.

There have now been a total of 67,903 confirmed cases in the Republic of Ireland, and 1,979 deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed case which is reflected in the national total.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said that the five day case count in Ireland is rising, and now stands over 400 a day.

“This is a worrying development which has persisted for the last few days. We are seeing a number of things which concern us.

“There are examples of small numbers of people congregating for social purposes and simply ignoring the important public health messages. They are putting our collective progress at risk.”

Dr Holohan added that there have been a number of outbreaks around the country associated with workplaces, and funerals.

“We understand that this is a difficult time for families but it is really important that we do everything we can to avoid the circumstances which promote transmission of the virus.”

“As we head into a new working week, we need stay at home other than for essential reasons and for personal exercise within 5km. Anyone who can work from home, should work from home.”

Of the cases notified today:

  • 186 are men and 190 are women
  • 63% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 38 years old
  • 124 in Dublin, 34 in Donegal, 23 in Louth, 19 in Cork, 19 in Limerick and the remaining 159 cases are spread across 20 other counties

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