COVID-19: 18 deaths nationally and 24 new Galway cases

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

Health officials have this evening reported 683 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 further deaths related to the disease, of which six occurred in March.

Of the cases reported by NPHET today, 24 are in Galway. The 14-day incidence rate in the county is now 140.3 cases per 100,000 people, with 362 cases confirmed here in the past fortnight.

75% of today’s cases are under 45 years of age and the median age is 32 years old.

308 new cases are in Dublin, while 68 are in Donegal, 49 in Kildare, 35 in Meath and 30 in Offaly.

As of 8am today, 329 people with COVID-19 are hospitalised, of which 76 are in ICU. There have been 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of Sunday, there have been 680,015 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic.

Of those, 495,824 people have received their first dose and 184,191 people have received their second dose.