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COVID Deaths and Cases

From 28 February 2020 to 12 November 2021

CSO statistical release, , 11am

COVID-19 Insight Bulletins: Deaths and Cases, Series 36

More than half (54%) of those admitted to ICUs in September and October said they were not vaccinated

Key Findings for the week ending 12 November 2021:

  • Almost 84% of those who contracted COVID-19 in September and October and admitted to an ICU had an underlying health condition
  • People aged 65 and over accounted for 50% of all those hospitalised through the whole period of the pandemic
  • Almost all (97%) of those who contracted COVID-19 in September and October and admitted to an ICU and who reported being vaccinated had an underlying health condition
  • Around 28% of those who contracted COVID-19 in September and October and admitted to an ICU were not born in Ireland, and 90% of those reported being un-vaccinated
  • Just under 62% of the 0-24 age group who contracted COVID-19 in September and October and were admitted to hospital were not vaccinated with the equivalent figure for the 25-44 age category standing at almost 48%
  • Those aged 14 or younger accounted for 22% of cases, up 2 percentage points from the previous week
  • Donegal was the only county to record five or more deaths
  • Reported cases with a record of employment in the Accommodation & Food Services Activities sector more than doubled between the week ending 30/10 and the week ending 06/11
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
06/0818910901
13/0822112180
20/0825112443
27/0832611863
03/093539897
10/093289554
17/092889096
24/092978726
01/103088544
08/103549840/td>
15/1041312080
22/1045714621
29/1048717475
05/1146424235
12/1154924105
Table A: Weekly Profile of COVID-19 1,2,3,4
 2021
 20/0827/0803/0910/0917/0924/0901/1008/1015/1022/1029/1005/1112/11*
Total Cases12,44311,8639,8979,5549,0968,7268,5449,84012,08014,62117,47524,23524,105
              
% 65 and over7%8%8%6%7%9%11%13%13%12%11%9%8%
              
% Not Vaccinated (self-reported)42%41%43%49%47%43%40%36%34%32%24%21%12%
              
Number in hospital at week end251326353328288297308354413457481464549
              
Number in ICU at week end52595559736159737390977696
              
Total confirmed COVID-19 deaths15273642383644434447425825
              
* latest week is preliminary and will be revised in the next bulletin
1 Table includes data as of 16th November 2021 for events created on CIDR (Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting) up to midnight Friday 12th November 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 12 November 2021. It is the thirty-sixth 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.

Hospitalisations

There were 286 hospitalisations of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the week ending 05 November 2021 and 267 in the week ending 12 November 2021. Of these, 22 admitted to an ICU contracted COVID-19 in the week ending 05 November 2021 and less than five 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 12 November 2021.

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

Data on vaccine status is self-reported and based on answers provided to the public health team by the patient. It has not been confirmed that patients who report as having had the vaccine have completed a full regimen of COVID-19 vaccine, so these cannot be assumed to be breakthrough cases.

Gaps in the data exist in relation to Vaccination Status, existence of an Underlying Health Condition and Country of Birth where this information could not be collected by public health officials. These gaps are reported as ‘Unknown’ or similar categories. In addition, no information on whether COVID-19 was contracted before or after date of hospital admission is currently available. Particular care must be taken when interpreting the statistics in this release.

Looking in detail at those who contracted COVID-19 in September and October and subsequently admitted to hospital and an ICU, we can see that 27% of those admitted to hospital and 54% of those admitted to an ICU reported they were not vaccinated.

YesNoNot Specified
0-24 years4916651
25-44 years15922582
45-64 years34717465
65-79 years5278572
80 years and over4162640

Looking at age groups we can see that 86% of those aged 80 and over in hospital reported they were vaccinated but just under 62% of the 0-24 age group in hospital reported they were not vaccinated with the equivalent figure for the 25-44 age category standing at almost 48%.

Of those admitted to ICU in the period, almost 84% had an underlying health condition. Almost all (97%) of those in ICU who reported they were vaccinated had an underlying condition.

Around 28% of those in ICU reported they were not born in Ireland and 90% of those said they were not vaccinated.

Table 6B: Monthly Profile of New COVID-19 Cases who are Subsequently Hospitalised (self-reported vaccination status) 1,2,3
 2021
 September & October
Self Reported Vaccine Status     %'s by Patient Characteristics %'s by Self Reported Vaccine Status
HospitalisedYesNoNot SpecifiedTotal YNNSTotalYNNSTotal
  %%%%%%%%
  
Total1,4986763102,484100100100100602713100
          
Gender             
Female7193351331,187 48504348612811100
Male7793411771,297 52505752602614100
Not Specified0000 0000    
              
Age Group             
0-244916651266 3251611186220100
25-4415922582466 11332618344818100
45-6434717465586 23262123593011100
65-795278572684 35132328771211100
80+4162640482 28413208659100
Not Specified0000 0000    
              
Country of Birth             
Ireland1,083392231,498 725876172262100
Not Ireland34221918579 233262359383100
Unspecified7365269407 5108716181666100
              
Underlying Condition             
Underlying medical condition other than COVID-19 201232268701 13348628293338100
No underlying medical condition other than COVID-19 677441301,148 4565..465938..100
Unknown620..12635 ......2698....100
              
Median Age71404962         
              
of which Admitted to ICU             
      %%%%%%%%
      
Total1141364254 10010010010045541100
              
Gender            
Female42603105 3744754140573100
Male72761149 6356255948511100
Not Specified0000 0000    
              
Age Group             
0-24......9 ......4........
25-44643049 53201912880100
45-643649287 3236503441562100
65-796137098 542703962380100
80+6....9 5....467....100
Not Specified..002 200110000100
              
Country of Birth             
Ireland84632149 7446505956422100
Not Ireland664171 54725288902100
Unspecified249134 217251371263100
              
Underlying Condition             
Underlying medical condition other than COVID-19 111973211 9771758353461100
No underlying medical condition other than COVID-19 ..39..40 ..29..16..98..100
Unknown..0..1 ..0..0..0..100
              
Median Age61523561         
1 Table includes data as of 16th November 2021 for events created on CIDR (Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting)
2 '..' Indicates a cell number < 5 or a cell number < 5 can be identified
3 Data is 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

There were 25 deaths among confirmed COVID-19 cases in the week ending 12 November and of those, 17 deaths (68%) were in people aged 65 and over. Most deaths in this pandemic have been in older age groups. Donegal was the only county to record five or more deaths in the week ending 12 November 2021.

Confirmed Cases

The number of weekly cases was 24,105 in the week ending 12 November 2021. Almost a third (32%) of cases were among people aged 25-44, no change from the previous week while 7% cases was in those aged 65 and over. Those aged 14 or younger accounted for 22% of cases, an increase of 2% from the previous week.

Dublin (6,856) and Cork (2,833) had the highest number of new cases for the week ending 12 November 2021.

Sector of Employment

In Table 10, 14% of reported cases with a record of employment in the week ending 13 November were employed in the Human Health & Social Work Activities sector and 15% in the Wholesale & Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles & Motorcycles sector.

From Figure 3 we can see that cases more than doubled between the week ending 30/10 and the week ending 06/11 in the Accommodation & Food Services Activities sector.

30/10/202106/11/2021
Agriculture, forestry & fishing (A)68101
Industry (B-E)8951329
Construction (F)499758
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (G)10661848
Transportation and storage (H)220401
Accommodation and food service activities (I)4911026
Information and communication(J)235366
Financial, insurance and real estate activities(K-L)353643
Professional, scientific and technical activities (M)455649
Administrative and support service activities (N)366670
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security (O)469769
Education(P)535840
Human health and social work activities (Q)10701685
Other NACE activities (R-U)288468
Unknown192294

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 Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting (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 and November 2021); 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 12 November 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 36 - Table 2-2A (XLS 46KB)

Table 3: COVID-19 Deaths and Cases Series 36 - Table 3-3A (XLS 55KB)

Table 6: COVID-19 Deaths and Cases Series 36 - Table 6-6A (XLS 36KB)

Further Information

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E-mail: Steven.Conroy@cso.ie