COVID-19: 11 deaths reported nationally and 10 new Galway cases

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

The Department of Health has reported 390 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 further deaths related to the disease, of which four are from April.

Ten of the new cases are in Galway, taking the total number of cases reported in the county over the past two weeks to 217.

Today’s figures have taken Galway’s two-week incidence rate to 84.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which is below the national rate of 113.9.

Of the deaths reported today, the median age was 83 years and they were aged between 50 and 93 years.

67% of today’s new cases are under 45 years of age and the median age is 34 years old.

As of 8am today, 179 patients with COVID-19 are in hospitals across the State, of whom 48 are in ICU. There have been 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

The number of people in hospital in Galway with the virus has remained steady, while the number of patients in the ICU has increased slightly.

As of Monday night there were 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Galway’s acute hospitals, unchanged from the two previous days.