Coronavirus: 5 deaths and 617 COVID-19 cases today, 35 in Galway

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

There have been 5 deaths related to COVID-19 reported today by the Department of Health, as well as 617 new cases.

Of the cases reported today, 35 were in Galway, the 5th highest level seen in the country, behind counties Dublin (123), Cork (107), Meath (42), and Kerry (36).

There have now been a total of 1,821 COVID-19 related deaths in the Republic of Ireland, and 40,703 confirmed cases in the state.

Validation of data by the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of one death, which is reflected in the national total.

“The profile of the disease continues to deteriorate. There have been an additional 32 hospitalisations and 8 ICU admissions in the past 24 hours. We are continuing to see a high number of daily cases,” said Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer.

Dr Holohan reiterated that it is vital that the transmission of the virus be interrupted immediately.

“NPHET continues to monitor the situation however it is early, individual action that is needed to suppress the virus. Please follow public health advice and do your part to make an impact on the disease.”

All of Ireland is now at Level 3 restrictions from the Roadmap for Living with COVID-19, which imposes additional restrictions on inter county travel and businesses such as restaurants, cafés, and pubs.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 10 are men / 307 are women
  • 73% are under 45 years of age
  • 33% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 72 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 123 in Dublin, 107 in Cork, 42 in Meath, 36 in Kerry, 35 in Galway and the remaining 274 cases are located across 21 counties

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

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