68 coronavirus cases in Galway as ten more deaths confirmed

By Oisín McGovern

There are now 68 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Galway, an increase of five on previous figures.

Ten more people died from the virus yesterday, bringing the total number of fatalities to 46.

Six of these deaths occurred in the east of the country, three in the northwest and one in the south. So far no fatalities have occurred in Galway.

Ireland now has 200 more cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number to 2,215. 506 of these cases have occurred among healthcare workers.

County Galway now accounts for 3 per cent of all confirmed cases in the Republic of Ireland. Dublin has the largest percentage of cases with 56 per cent (1,233 cases).

The HSE have said they are expecting the number of cases to peak between April 10 and April 14.

The average age of the fatalities in Ireland is 77 while the median age of infected patients is 47.

Community transmission accounts for 51 per cent of all cases. Close contact accounts for 24 per cent and travel abroad accounts for 25 per cent.

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