Coronavirus: No deaths and 42 new cases today, including in Galway

There have been no new deaths related to the coronavirus reported today, and NPHET has confirmed 42 cases of COVID-19, a far lower number than the remainder of this week.

There have now been a total of 28,760 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, and the coronavirus pandemic has claimed 1,777 lives.

Even as the number of daily cases has begun to spike dramatically once again in recent days, it has been over a week since there has been a death reported due to the disease.

Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 confirmed cases, which is reflected in the national total.

At least one of the cases reported today is located in Galway, as NPHET has said that 12 cases are spread across counties  Carlow, Clare, Galway, Kildare, Longford, Offaly, and Sligo.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 20 are men and 22 are women
  • 71% are under 45 years of age
  • 15 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 6 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 24 are in Dublin, 6 in Limerick, and the remaining 12 are located in Carlow, Clare, Galway, Kildare, Longford, Offaly, and Sligo

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

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

The latest county data for which figures are available, with statistics measured as of Friday, August 28, shows 514 confirmed cases in Galway, coming to just 1.8% of the national total.

Galway Daily