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Coronavirus: 5 COVID-19 deaths, no new Galway cases

There have been five further deaths of people with COVID-19 and 46 new confirmed cases reported to the Department of Health today.

The total death toll in the Republic of Ireland from this pandemic has now reached 1,705 people, while there have been 25,295 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Galway has gone two days in a row now with no new confirmed cases of COVID-19, even with the increase reported today, with the total in the city and county remaining at 485 cases.

Validation of data by the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of five deaths and one confirmed case, which is reflected in the national tallies.

Of the new cases reported today 22 were from samples taken on Monday and Tuesday, and would have been reported on Thursday and Friday, but “laboratory practice” meant they were reported today instead.

The Department of Health says that contact tracing has already taken place in the majority of those cases.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said “Today’s increase in notifications of COVID-19 is not an increase in the daily incidence of the disease.

“When the cases are analysed according to the date the samples were taken, it shows that they were spread out over a number of days.”

“All the indicators of the disease are stable or reducing. We will continue to closely monitor these every day.”

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Thursday 11 June (25,249 cases), reveals:

  • 57% are female and 43% are male
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
  • 3,276 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • of those hospitalised, 416 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 8,123 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,179 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,533 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,426 cases (6%)
  • of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 37%, close contact accounts for 60%, travel abroad accounts for 2%
Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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