Coronavirus: 6 deaths and 866 COVID-19 cases today

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

There have been 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19 reported today, along with 866 new confirmed cases.

Of today’s cases, 54 are in Galway, the fourth highest figure in the country. This is a sharp jump back up after just 13 cases were confirmed here on Wednesday.

But Dublin and Cork still make up almost half of the cases reported today, with 242 in Dublin and 166 in Cork.

As of 2pm today, 328 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 43 are in ICU. There have been 15 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have now been a total of 60,297 confirmed cases in Ireland, and the pandemic has claimed 1,902 lives in the state.

“It is vitally important that if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 that you self-isolate and phone your GP for further advice,” said Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer.

“Self-isolate means stay in your room and avoid contact with other members of your household. Doing this will protect those you live with by interrupting the chain of transmission.”

“I again appeal to everyone to behave as though you are a close contact. Stay at home, other than for essential reasons.”

Of the cases notified today:

  • 428 are men and 438 are women
  • 63% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 35 years old
  • 242 in Dublin, 166 in Cork, 56 in Donegal, 54 in Galway, 44 in Meath and the remaining 304 cases are spread across another 20 counties

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