Coronavirus: 1 death and 255 new cases today

There have been 255 new cases of COVID-19 reported by the Department of Health today, along with one new death in the coronavirus pandemic.

There have now been a total of 1,784 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland, and there have been 30,985 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state.

At least one of the cases reported today is in Galway, as NPHET reports 31 across counties Carlow, Cork, Galway, Kerry, Laois, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Offaly, Tipperary, Westmeath and Wexford.

However, more specific data on exactly how many of those are in Galway is not available at this time.

The latest total for Galway, including those figures reported yesterday, shows 561 cases in the city and county.

Of the cases notified today;

  • 129 are men / 123 are women
  • 68% are under 45 years of age
  • 34% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 69 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 156 in Dublin, 22 in Waterford,13 in Donegal, 11 in Wicklow, 9 in Limerick, 8 in Kildare, 5 in Clare and the remaining 31 cases are in Carlow, Cork, Galway, Kerry, Laois, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Offaly, Tipperary, Westmeath and Wexford.

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Galway Daily