Coronavirus: 2 deaths today and 11 COVID cases in Galway

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

There have been two additional deaths related to COVID-19 reported by the Department of Health today, along with 299 new confirmed cases.

Of the cases reported today, 11 are in Galway, where the 14-day incidence rate is now 44.6 cases per 100,000 population, the third lowest in the country.

Almost a third of today’s cases are in Dublin (94), followed by Donegal (41), Wicklow (27), Louth (14), Limerick (13), and another 110 cases spread across 20 counties.

The total number of cases in the country in the coronavirus pandemic now stands at 72,241, while COVID-19 has claimed 2,052 lives in Ireland.

There are 257 people in Irish hospitals confirmed to have COVID-19 as of 2pm today, of whom 30 are in the ICU.

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

Next week will see the country exiting its second lockdown period after six weeks of Level 5 restrictions.

From Tuesday, retail and services will be allowed to reopen again in Level 3, with restaurants and pubs serving food following next Friday.