Coronavirus: 41 new cases confirmed in Galway

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

The Department of Health has reported six further deaths related to Covid-19 and 772 new confirmed cases today.

The number of new cases reported today in Galway is 41, and almost half of the new cases in the Republic are in Dublin and Cork.

The median age of the 772 people who tested positive for the virus is  36 years and 64% are under the age of 45.

There were 42 people in ICU with the disease this afternoon across hopsitals in the State.

Dr Tony Holohan said this evening that the overall situation has improved.

“But we have to remember that these are very early days. This improvement will only be maintained if we keep going in our efforts,” he said.

“We have to remember that incidence is increasing in older age groups, who are particularly vulnerable to this disease.

“The way in which we can protect them is if we continue to drive down transmission across the whole population.”