Coronavirus: 16 new cases reported in Galway

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

The Department of Health has reported 242 cases of Covid-19 today but no further deaths related to the disease.

Sixteen of the new cases are in Galway, while 76 are in Dublin, 27 in Donegal and 22 in Kilkenny.

63% are under 45 years of age and the median age is 37 years old.

There are seven people in Galway hospitals with Covid-19, six of whom are at UHG. One Covid-19 patient at the hospital is in ICU.

As of 2pm today, 223 people across the country with the disease are hospitalised, of which 28 are in ICU. There have been 9 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There has now been a total of 74,468 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic.

Hospital statistics

Total number of cases 74,226
Total number hospitalised 5,332
Total number admitted to ICU 630
Total number of deaths 1,840
Total number of healthcare workers 12,264
Number clusters notified 9,746
Cases associated with clusters 40,863
Median age 39