Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway city is the area with the second lowest number of COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began.
CSO figures show that 36 people died due to COVID in Galway city between March 2020 and February of this year. (2022)
The figure represents less than one percent of the 5,385 deaths nationwide.
The lowest number of COVID-19 deaths occurred in Leitrim at 26, with Longford having the same number of deaths as Galway city.
The figures incorporate all deaths where COVID-19 was identified as the underlying cause – by place of death, area of residence and age.
Dublin City recorded the highest number at 951, which represented 17% of all such deaths nationally.
59% occurred in general and orthopaedic hospitals, with 29% of deaths occurring in nursing homes.
While 91% of deaths were persons aged 65 and over.