Coronavirus: 9 Covid-19 deaths, Galway cases rise again

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

There were 9 deaths of people with Covid-19 reported to the Department of Health today, and a further 9 new confirmed cases.

The national death toll from the Covid-19 crisis now stands at 1,691 people, and there have been a total of 25,215 confirmed cases in the state.

Galway broke a six day streak today, with the addition of two new confirmed cases bringing the total in the count to 483.

There is currently a total of 110 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in hospital. Of these, 35 cases are currently in ICU.

Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of one death and one previously confirmed case.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said that despite the new deaths and cases “the situation continues to improve in both Ireland and across Europe.”

“The World Health Organisation has noted that now is not the time to ‘take the foot off the pedal’ and that countries need to continue to work hard to avoid complacency and promote solidarity.”

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Sunday 7 June (25,206 cases), reveals:

  • 57% are female and 43% are male
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
  • 3,331 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • of those hospitalised, 413 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 8,087 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,159 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,529 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,424 cases (6%)
  • of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 38%, close contact accounts for 59%, travel abroad accounts for 2%

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer emphasises the role of contact tracing in defeating the coronavirus.

“Public Health doctors and their teams have quietly undertaken an extraordinary effort to contact trace over 25,000 Covid-19 cases to date.

“Going forward, we can all assist them in their work by limiting the number of people we meet and keeping a log of the people we interact with every day.”