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COVID Deaths and Cases

From 28 February 2020 to 29 October 2021

CSO statistical release, , 11am

COVID-19 Insight Bulletins: Deaths and Cases, Series 35

There were 33 COVID-19 related deaths between 23 October and 29 October of which 28 were among those aged 65 years and older

Key Findings for the week ending 29 October 2021:

  • The number of weekly cases was 14,707
  • Dublin (3,764) and Cork (1,689) had the highest number of new cases
  • Those aged 14 or younger accounted for 21% of cases, down 2% from the previous week
  • Dublin was the only county to record more than five deaths
  • Of reported cases with a record of employment, 15% were employed in the Human Health & Social Work sector and 15% in the Wholesale & Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles & Motorcycles sector
  • The largest weekly increase of 37% was in the Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities sector
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
13/0822112865
20/0825113771
27/0832612062
03/0935310080
10/093289533
17/092889114
24/092978725
01/103088529
08/103549780/td>
15/1041312262
22/1045715100
29/1048114707
Table A: Weekly Profile of COVID-19 1,2,3,4
  
 06/0813/0820/0827/0803/0910/0917/0924/0901/1008/1015/1022/1029/10*
Total Cases10,19012,86513,77112,06210,0809,5339,1148,7258,5299,78012,26215,10014,707
              
% 65 and over4%5%6%8%9%6%7%9%11%13%13%12%10%
              
Number in hospital at week end189221251326353328288297308354413457481
              
Number in ICU at week end30435259555973615973739097
              
Total confirmed COVID-19 deaths9121527364236344238393933
              
* latest week is preliminary
1 Table includes data as of 2nd November 2021 for events created on CIDR (Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting) up to midnight Friday 29th October 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 bulletin covers the period from 28 February 2020 to 29 October 2021. It is the thirty-fifth publication in the Central Statistics Office (CSO) series of bulletins providing insights into those who have contracted or died from COVID-19. The data used is from the Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting (CIDR) provided to the CSO by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Deaths

There were 33 deaths among confirmed COVID-19 cases in the week ending 29 October 2021 and of those, 28 deaths (85%) were in people aged 65 and over. Most deaths in this pandemic have been in older age groups. Dublin was the only county to record more than five deaths in the week ending 29 October 2021.

Confirmed Cases

The number of weekly cases was 14,707 in the week ending 29 October 2021. More than a third (34%) of cases were among people aged 25-44 while one in ten (10%) cases was in those aged 65 and over. Those aged 14 or younger accounted for 21% of cases, a decrease of 2% from the previous week.

Dublin (3,928) and Cork (1,774) had the highest number of new cases for the week ending 29 October 2021.

0-14 years15-24 years25-44 years45-64 years65-79 years80 years and over
27/082323291852
03/092521281763
10/093416281652
17/093415271752
24/092814291973
01/102315302192
08/1022132923103
15/1022113024103
22/1023113024103
29/102112332392

Hospitalisations

There were 270 hospitalisations of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the week ending 22 October 2021 and 190 in the week ending 29 October 2021. Of these, 32 were admitted to ICU in the week ending 22 October 2021 and 31 in the week ending 29 October 2021. (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.)

People aged 65 and over accounted for 50% of all those hospitalised through the whole period of the pandemic, i.e. from March 2020 to the week ending 29 October 2021.

Males accounted for 52% of those hospitalised and 63% of admissions to ICU since the start of the pandemic.

Sector of Employment

In Table 10, 15% of reported cases with a record of employment in the week ending 16 October 2021 were employed in the Human Health & Social Work Activities sector and 15% in the Wholesale & Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles & Motorcycles sector.

The largest weekly increase of 37% was in the Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities sector followed by a 25% increase in the Education sector.

23/10/202130/10/2021
Agriculture, forestry & fishing (A)7768
Industry (B-E)759895
Construction (F)428499
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (G)8911066
Transportation and storage (H)227220
Accommodation and food service activities (I)473491
Information and communication(J)209235
Financial, insurance and real estate activities(K-L)338353
Professional, scientific and technical activities (M)332455
Administrative and support service activities (N)386366
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security (O)436469
Education(P)428535
Human health and social work activities (Q)10171070
Other NACE activities (R-U)244288
Unknown165192

In this analysis, 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, is 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 September 2021 for cases reported in October); 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.

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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 on 02 September 2021:

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 29 October 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 35 - Table 2-2A (XLS 45KB)

Table 3: COVID-19 Deaths and Cases Series 35 - Table 3-3A (XLS 54KB)

Table 6: COVID-19 Deaths and Cases Series 35 - Table 6-6A (XLS 35KB)

Further Information

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