Coronavirus: 811 COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths today

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

There were 3 more deaths related to COVID-19 reported by the Department of Health today, along with 811 new cases.

There have now been a total of 44,159 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Republic, and the coronavirus pandemic has claimed 1,830 lives here.

Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 3 confirmed cases.

The latest county figures for Galway, up to yesterday’s reported cases, show 1,123 confirmed cases in the city and county, of which 27 were notified on Monday.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 415 are men / 396 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 30 years old
  • 190 in Dublin, 141 in Cork, 62 in Wexford, 51 in Kerry, 50 in Clare and the remaining 317 cases are spread across all remaining counties

“We have widespread community transmission in the country,” said Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, ”

“The spread of COVID-19 is a whole population issue, which is why we’re appealing to every single individual, every single family, household, organisation, workplace, to act on public health advice. You are the frontline defence against this disease.”

As of 2pm today 234 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 32 are in ICU. There have been 22 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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

“If we see community transmission patterns continuing to grow, we’re going to see more vulnerable groups being infected and the result of that, unfortunately will be further hospitalisations and deaths,” said Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

“Limiting your contacts, avoiding crowds and following basic public health measures will ultimately save lives.”