COVID-19: 431 new cases nationally and 12 deaths reported

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

Health officials have reported 431 new cases of COVID-19 across the State as well as 12 further deaths – of which four occurred in April.

Twelve of the new cases are in Galway, taking the 14-day incidence rate here to 83.3 cases per 100,000 people. A total of 215 cases have been reported in the county over the last fortnight.

Half of the deaths related to COVID-19 reported this evening by the Department of Health occurred in January, while two are from March.

The median age of those who died was 76 years and the age range was 42 to 91 years.

70% of the new cases nationally are under 45 years of age and the median age is 33 years old.

Dublin has 160 new cases, while there are 50 in Kildare, 34 in Donegal, 21 in Meath and 20 in Limerick.

Over 317,000 people have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 1,076,216 doses have been administered in total in the Republic as of Monday 12 April.