Coronavirus: Two Covid-19 deaths, minor increase in Galway cases

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

The HPSC has been informed of the deaths of two more people with Covid-19 today, and 66 new cases have been confirmed.

The total death toll of Covid-19 patients in Ireland now stands at 1,652 with the denotification of 1 death following validation of data.

There have also now been a total of 24,990 confirmed cases from the coronavirus pandemic in Ireland.

Just two new cases were confirmed in Galway today, bringing the total count of Covid-19 cases in the county to 478.

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Friday 29 May (24,924 cases), reveals:

  • 57% are female and 43% are male
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
  • 3,283 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • of those hospitalised, 408 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 7,963 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,042 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,477 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,416 cases (6%)
  • of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 39%, close contact accounts for 58%, travel abroad accounts for 2%