Coronavirus: 240 new cases confirmed and one further death

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

One more death related to COVID-19 has been reported to the Department of Health, as well as 240 new cases of the disease.

Almost half of the new cases are in Dublin (119) and at least one new case was confirmed in Galway.

As of midnight on Tuesday, there were 574 cases in the county – an increase of six on the previous day.

Of today’s cases, 61% are under 45 years of age and 47% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case.

Dr Ronan Glynn noted that 50% of today’s cases are in Dublin, and that we are now seeing a higher proportion of cases in older age groups.

“Act now to save lives. Limit your contacts as much as possible,” he said.

“Assume you and those you meet are infectious, keep your distance and do your part to keep others safe.”

There have now been 1,789 deaths related to COVID-19 in the State, and 32,023 cases have been confirmed.

Hospital statistics

Total number of cases 31,783
Total number hospitalised 3,477
Total number admitted to ICU 454
Total number of deaths 1,531
Total number of healthcare workers 8,943
Number clusters notified 3,156
Cases associated with clusters 17,206
Median age 45