Coronavirus: 5 deaths and 416 new cases reported today

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

The Department of Health has reported 416 new cases of COVID-19 and five further deaths related to the disease.

Thirty-seven new cases were reported in Galway, which has the fourth highest number of new cases after Dublin, Cork and Mayo.

Of the cases reported today, 64% are under 45 and the median age is 34.

Dr. Tony Holohan said that we are making progress in suppressing the current rise of COVID-19.

“Ireland is currently one of only four countries in the EU with a reduction in its 7-day incidence. Nationally, our reproductive number has reduced to about 1.0.

“We are working collectively to achieve suppression, but it is too early to ease our efforts.

“The incidence is decreasing in young adults but it continues to rise in those aged over 75. We have more to do but we are on the right track.”