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Coronavirus: Five further deaths, no new Galway cases

Another five people with Covid-19 have died the Department of Health has been informed today, bringing the death toll in the coronavirus pandemic to 1,664.

There have also been an additional 38 cases confirmed today, bringing the total number of people in the state infected by coronavirus to 25,142.

There have been no new confirmed cases reported in Galway again today, with the total in the city and county standing at 481.

That is actually one case lower than the figure reported on Wednesday, as the HPSC has been validating data and addresses, and reassigning cases to other counties where necessary.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said “further progress” was made in May in suppressing the coronavirus.

“A downward trend is evident in the number of hospitalisations, ICU admissions and reported deaths.”

However, he cautioned that “Adherence to public health personal behaviours is essential in avoiding an upsurge of infection in the future.”

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Tuesday 2 June (25,104 cases), reveals:

  • 7% are female and 43% are male
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
  • 3,311 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • of those hospitalised, 410 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 8,025 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,109 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,521 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,419 cases (6%)
  • of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 39%, close contact accounts for 59%, travel abroad accounts for 2%

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer added that “It is reassuring to witness over the past number of weeks that the vast majority of people continue to work collectively to adhere to the public health guidance, engaging in social distancing and hygiene behaviours as a new way of life.

“This individual and collective action remains crucial as neither the virus nor how it transmits has changed and the vast majority of people remain susceptible.”

According to the NPHET the reproductive rate of the virus is now between 0.4 and 0.7, indicating that the easing of restrictions in Phase 1 has not had a negative impact on its number.

Briain Kelly
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