Coronavirus: Just 5 COVID-19 cases in Galway today

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

There have been 5 further deaths related to COVID-19 reported by the Department of Health today, along with 322 new confirmed cases.

Of the cases reported today just 5 are in Galway, one of the lowest levels seen in the country.

There have now been a total of 63,048 confirmed cases in the Republic of Ireland, and the death toll in the coronavirus pandemic now stands at 1,922.

Validation of data at the HPSC led to the denotification of 24 confirmed cases, which is reflected in the national total.

“Due to the efforts of people across Ireland, we are seeing improvements with COVID-19,” said Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, “However, we must remember that maintaining this downward trend is now the most crucial thing.”

“The value of our progress depends on continuing the safe behaviour that got us to this position. I urge everyone to keep it up, to ensure these initial trends continue.”

As of 2pm today there are a total of 296 patients with COVID-19 in Irish hospitals, of which 42 are in the ICU. There have been 14 people hospitalised in the past 24 hours.

The latest figures available for Galway’s hospitals, as of 8pm on Monday, show 17 people hospitalised with COVID-19, of which 11 are at UHG and 6 are at Portiuncula.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 156 are men and 166 are women
  • 64% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 37 years old
  • 96 in Dublin, 35 in Meath, 23 in Cork, 17 in Louth, 16 in Waterford and the remaining 135 cases are spread across 18 other counties

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