COVID-19: 15 deaths nationally (2 in April) and 9 new Galway cases

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

Health officials have reported 401 additional cases of COVID-19 and 15 further deaths related to the virus in the State – of which two occurred in April.

Of the cases reported this evening, nine are in Galway, taking the two-week incidence rate in the county to 79.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Over the past two weeks, 206 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Galway.

The median age of the 15 deaths reported today was 82 years and the age range was 56 to 90 years, while 73% of the new cases nationally are under 45 years of age and the median age is 31 years old.

A total of 182 new cases are in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 31 in Donegal, 23 in Limerick and 22 in Cork.

As of 8am today, 182 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 47 are in ICU. There have been 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 in Galway as of last night is 13, up from ten on Monday evening.