Coronavirus: No further COVID deaths reported for 18th day

Galway Daily news 25 percent drop in COVID cases in Galway hospitals

No additional deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported again today, meaning the total number of confirmed and possible coronavirus deaths in the State remains 1,777.

NPHET confirmed 102 new cases today, of which 75% are under 45 years of age.

Six of these cases are in Galway – where there have been 22 cases in the past three days.

Of today’s new cases:

  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • 48% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 19 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 56 are in Dublin, 11 in Leitrim, 6 in Galway, and 29 cases are located in Carlow, Cavan, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Tipperary, Westmeath and Wexford

The number of people in ICU remains 6 and the total number of people with the virus in hospitals is 49.

66,618 tests have been carried out in last seven days. 1.6% of these tests were positive.

Dr. Ronan Glynn said: “We are monitoring with growing concern the number of cases nationally, particularly in Limerick and Dublin.

“The next seven days are vital; everyone needs to reduce their contacts and assume any person you do meet may be carrying the virus.”