Coronavirus: 8 more deaths across Republic & small increase in Galway cases

Galway Daily news Galway hospitals see COVID cases double in recent weeks
A further eight deaths related to COVID-19 have been confirmed this evening, taking the death toll in the Republic of Ireland to 1,658.

Just 10 new cases were confirmed by the NPHET, meaning the number of people who have tested positive for the disease in the State now stands at 25,066.

In Galway, the number of cases as of midnight on Sunday has risen to 482 – an increase of two cases for the second day in a row.

The county continues to have one of the lowest numbers of cases in the state per 100,000 people, and just 1.9% of the national total.

Yesterday, the Republic passed 25,000 cases of the disease.

Speaking this evening, Dr Tony Holohan said: “Over the past week there have been approximately 500 new cases of COVID-19 notified, 54% of which are aged between 24-55 years old.

“Incidences of these cases are spread across 21 counties in Ireland. While we are doing well, the potential for spread remains present across all regions of the country.”

Dr Cillian De Gascun added that as of midnight on Monday 1 June, 348,416 tests have been carried out.

“Over the past week, 22,621 tests were carried out and of these 389 were positive, giving a positivity rate of 1.7%.”

Hospital statistics

Total number of cases 25,056
Total number hospitalised 3,292
Total number admitted to ICU 408
Total number of deaths 1,394
Total number of healthcare workers 7,986
Number clusters notified 867
Cases associated with clusters 10,018
Median age 48

(as of Sunday, 31 May 2020)