2 more deaths from COVID-19, 66 new cases – two of them in Galway

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 2 people with COVID-19 have died. 

There have now been a total 1,652* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. 

As of midnight Saturday, 30 May the HPSC has been notified of 66 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 24,990 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

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

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Friday 29 May (24,924 cases), reveals: 

·        57% are female and 43% are male 
·        The median age of confirmed cases is 48 years 
·        3,283 cases (13%) have been hospitalised 
·        Of those hospitalised, 408 cases have been admitted to ICU 
·        7,963 cases are associated with healthcare workers 
·        Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,042 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,477 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,416 cases (6%) 

There are two new confirmed cases in Galway, bringing the total number to date to 478. Galway remains at the lower end of the scale of cases nationally.

Across the country, of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 39%, close contact accounts for 58%, travel abroad accounts for 2%