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COVID Deaths and Cases

From 28 February 2020 to 17 September 2021

CSO statistical release, , 11am

COVID-19 Insight Bulletins: Deaths and Cases, Series 32

Information on the people who have died due to COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with the virus.

Key Findings:

  • There were 21 COVID-19 related deaths in the week ending 17 September 2021
  • For the week ending 17 September, the number of weekly cases was 8,662, a decrease of 8% from the previous week
  • Those under the age of 44 accounted for 76% of cases in the week ending 17 September 2021
  • Leitrim, Longford, Roscommon, Sligo and Wicklow had the fewest cases, less than 100 cases in each county, in the same week
  • Hospitalisations have been decreasing since the week ending 27 August and were 111 in the week ending 17 September
  • The Construction sector saw a 16% rise in case numbers from the previous week
  • In nine out of ten Local Electoral Areas (LEAs) more than 80% of the population aged 12 and over were fully vaccinated up to 09 September 2021
Week Ending Number in hospital at week endTotal confirmed COVID-19 cases
01/0150836439
08/01115330499
15/01184619547
22/01196911894
29/0115528225
05/0212586611
12/029595625
19/027545131
26/025744195
05/034263335
12/033443612
19/033363769
26/033173919
02/042643437
09/042122749
16/041902583
23/041663163
30/041393138
07/051272761
14/051112463
21/051072942
28/05992759
04/06862764
11/06602152
18/06532078
25/06382219
02/07462950
09/07503531
16/07796502
23/071068428
30/071698961
06/0818910190
13/0822112167
20/0825112281
27/0832612062
03/0935310080
10/093289420
17/092888662
Table A: Weekly Profile of COVID-19 1,2,3,4
  
 11/0618/0625/0602/0709/0716/0723/0730/0706/0813/0820/0827/0803/0910/0917/09*
Total Cases2,1522,0782,2192,9503,5316,5028,4288,96110,19012,16712,28112,06210,0809,4208,662
                
% over 652%2%3%2%2%3%3%3%4%5%6%8%9%6%7%
                
Number in hospital at week end605338465079106169189221251326353328288
                
Number in ICU at week end231513141523222330435259555973
                
Total confirmed COVID-19 deaths..65....6579111024262721
                
* latest week is preliminary
1 Table includes data as of 21st September 2021 for events created on CIDR (Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting) up to midnight Friday 17th September 2021 and https://covid-19.geohive.ie/ and is subject to revision
2 Cases data are defined by epidemiological date which is the earliest of onset date, date of diagnosis, laboratory specimen collection date, laboratory received date, laboratory reported date and event creation/notification date. Deaths data are defined by date of death
3 Hospitalisation numbers include those admitted to hospital due to COVID-19 and those who contracted COVID-19 while in hospital
4 Deaths include those who died of COVID-19 and those who died with COVID-19

 

This is the thirty-second publication in our series of information bulletins produced by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), that aim to provide insights into those who have either died from or contracted COVID-19, by using data from the Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting (CIDR) provided to the CSO by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre and the CoVax system provided by the Health Service Executive (HSE). This Bulletin covers the period from 28 February 2020 to 17 September 2021.

Deaths

For the week ending 17 September, 21 deaths were recorded among confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Throughout the pandemic, most deaths have occurred in the older age groups. In the week ending 17 September 2021, 86% of deaths were in people aged 65 years and over.

Cork recorded six deaths in the week ending 17 September 2021, the only county to record more than five deaths in the week.

Confirmed Cases

For the week ending 17 September, the number of weekly cases was 8,662, a decrease of 8% from the previous week.

Those aged 0-14 made up 34% of confirmed cases in the week ending 17 September with those aged 65 and over making up 7%.

Dublin accounted for almost a third (2,657) of all new cases for the week ending 17 September.

Cork was the county with the second highest number of new cases (755) for the week ending 17 September.

Leitrim, Longford, Roscommon, Sligo and Wicklow had the fewest cases, less than 100 cases in each county, in the same week.

0-14 years15-24 years25-44 years45-64 years65-79 years80 years and over
16/071243331020
23/071343311121
30/071538341121
06/081536321331
13/081734291541
20/082127291742
27/082323291852
03/092521281763
10/093317281652
17/093415271752

Hospitalisations

Hospitalisations have been decreasing from 241 in the week ending 27 August to 111 hospitalisations in the week ending 17 September. There were 31 ICU admissions in the week ending 12 September and 23 in the week ending 17 September.  (Note: These figures may need to be adjusted if someone’s condition worsens as there is a time lag between onset of symptoms and hospitalisation.)

Throughout the whole period of the pandemic from March 2020 to the week ending 17 September 2021, the over 65 age categories accounted for 53% of all persons hospitalised.

Since the start of the pandemic, 53% of those hospitalised were male and males accounted for 64% of those admitted to ICU.

Sector of Employment

In Table 10, the CSO has used Revenue PAYE Modernisation system data to provide insight on employment status of COVID-19 cases. Using pseudonymised identifiers more than 80% of confirmed cases in the CIDR database could be linked to administrative data sources, and of these, approximately 50% had a record of employment. As well as the strict legal protections set out in the Statistics Act, 1993, and other existing regulations, we are committed to protecting individual privacy and all identifiable information from each of the data sources used in our analysis, such as name, date of birth and addresses, are removed before use and only anonymised statistical aggregates are produced.

By matching the month, the COVID-19 case is reported to a record of employment in that month (or most recently available record of employment, currently July 2021 for cases reported in September); a further adjustment has been made to account for those coming off the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) scheme. The results attempt to reflect the industry of an employee when they became a positive case in the CIDR system. However, this does not indicate that the case is linked to an outbreak in the workplace.

In Table 10, it can be seen that 16% of reported cases with a record of employment in the week ending 18 September were employed in the Wholesale & Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles & Motorcycles sector. The Human Health & Social Work Activities sector now accounts for 14% of cases, up from 7% in the week ending 24 July. 

In Figure 3, it can be seen that cases have fallen across most sectors in line with falling cases in the community, however the Construction sector saw a 16% rise in case numbers week-on-week.

Sector11/09/202118/09/2021
Agriculture, forestry & fishing (A)4646
Industry (B-E)377340
Construction (F)246286
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (G)515516
Transportation and storage (H)130106
Accommodation and food service activities (I)283254
Information and communication(J)8777
Financial, insurance and real estate activities(K-L)187170
Professional, scientific and technical activities (M)174155
Administrative and support service activities (N)196213
Public administration and defence (O)182153
Education(P)180177
Human health and social work activities (Q)479432
Other NACE activities (R-U)123123

Vaccinations

In this bulletin, the CSO has included for the first time an analysis of vaccination rates across the country on 09 September 2021. It can be seen from Figure 4 and Table B that in 90% of Local Electoral Areas (LEAs), more than 80% of the population aged 12 and over are fully vaccinated (received both doses or single dose where applicable).

Rates of full vaccination tend to be lower along the border with Northern Ireland and in LEA’s with a more urban population. In Dublin, higher rates are seen in LEA's to the south and east of the county.

Please see the Vaccination Data FAQ for further information.

Show Table: Table B - Vaccination rate by Local Electoral Authority (LEA) for population aged 12 and over (fully vaccinated) on 09 September 2021

Open in Excel:

Impact of the cyber-attack on the HSE IT systems on CSO COVID-19 Insights Bulletin

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) uses data from the Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting (CIDR) provided to the CSO by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) and data from the HSE’s Swiftcare (A2i) and COVID Care Tracker (CCT) systems to produce this information bulletin. These dataflows were disrupted by the cyber-attack on the HSE IT systems on 14 May 2021.

Reporting from the CIDR surveillance system has recommenced:

https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/surveillance/recommencementofreportingfromcidr/

However other dataflows remain unavailable, so this bulletin does not include all tables or information previously included.

For further COVID-19 related information go to the CSO COVID-19 Information Hub

Show Table: Table 1 Profile of COVID-19 Deaths and Cases up to and including Friday 17 September 2021

Show Table: Table 2 & 2A Weekly Profile of COVID-19 Confirmed Deaths

Show Table: Table 3 & 3A Weekly Profile of COVID-19 Confirmed Cases

Show Table: Table 6 & 6A Weekly Profile of New COVID-19 Cases who are Subsequently Hospitalised

Show Table: Table 10: COVID-19 cases with Employment Information

Full statistical tables can be downloaded here:

Table 2: COVID-19 Deaths and Cases Series 32 - Table 2-2A (XLS 42KB)

Table 3: COVID-19 Deaths and Cases Series 32 - Table 3-3A (XLS 51KB)

Table 6: COVID-19 Deaths and Cases Series 32 - Table 6-6A (XLS 33KB)

Further Information

Contact
E-mail: Steven.Conroy@cso.ie