Coronavirus: No further deaths, 274 cases confirmed today

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

No further deaths related to Covid-19 have been reported by the Department of Health today, but there are 274 new confirmed cases of the illness in the Republic.

Over half of the new cases are in Dublin (166) as the county begins three weeks of increased restrictions.

Twenty-one cases are in Cork, and there were 19 cases in Donegal, seven in Kildare, seven in Offaly, six in Waterford, six in Wicklow, five in Louth, five in Limerick and five in Meath.

The remaining 27 cases are located across 12 counties, which are not named.

Of the cases notified today, 65% are under 45 years of age and 52% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case.

There are now 16 people with COVID-19 in ICU, and 74 people in hospitals with the disease.

According to the latest figures for Galway, there have been 593 cases in the county.

Hospital statistics

Total number of cases 32,264
Total number hospitalised 3,500
Total number admitted to ICU 457
Total number of deaths 1,535
Total number of healthcare workers 8,968
Number clusters notified 3,433
Cases associated with clusters 17,965
Median age 45