COVID-19: 26 new Galway cases, 1 death nationally

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

A total of 26 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Galway this evening by health officials.

The Department of Health reported 539 new cases across the country and one further death related to the disease.

The 14-day incidence rate as of yesterday in Galway is 117.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, with 304 confirmed cases in the county in the past fortnight.

73% of today’s cases are under 45 years of age and the median age is 32 years old. Dublin accounts for 262 cases, while there are 32 new cases in Kildare, 30 in Westmeath, 21 in Meath and 21 in Offaly.

As of 8am today, 331 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 70 are in ICU. There have been 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.