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COVID Deaths and Cases

From 28 February to 07 August 2020

CSO statistical release, , 11am

COVID-19 Insight Bulletins: Deaths and Cases, Series 9

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

Key Findings:

  • Females and those aged between 25-44 continue to account for the highest number of confirmed cases
  • The number of people who have died from COVID-19 has been below 10 for the last six weeks
  • Dublin continues to be the worst hit by COVID-19 with 51% of total confirmed COVID-19 deaths
  • The number of weekly confirmed COVID-19 cases is over 100 cases in each of the last five weeks up to the week ending 07 August
  • There were 509 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the week ending 07 August, an increase of 224 cases from the previous week
  • Over half (54%) of confirmed cases are now linked to an outbreak
  • Almost half (46%) of new cases in the week ending 07 August were linked to an outbreak in the workplace
  • Kildare, Laois and Offaly made up two-thirds of all new cases; 339 cases, for the week ended 07 August
  • The median age of new confirmed COVID-19 cases was 34 years old for the week ending 07 August
  • The week ending up to and including 07 August was the tenth week in a row that Dublin had less than 100 weekly cases since the start of March
  • This is the tenth week in a row that Mayo, Westmeath and Wicklow have recorded less than 10 new cases
  • This is the thirteenth week in a row that Leitrim, Longford and Tipperary have recorded less than 10 new cases
  • This is the fourteenth week in a row that Kerry have recorded less than 10 new cases and the fifteenth such week for Waterford

This is the ninth publication in our new series of information bulletins produced by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), that aim to provide insights into those who have either died or contracted COVID-19, by using data from the Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting (CIDR) provided to the CSO by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Deaths:

The data produced by the CSO in Table 2 is based on the Actual Date of Death. Using this method, the CSO has found that while the number of people who have died from COVID-19 is below 10 for the last six weeks, Dublin remains the hardest hit.

The total number of people who have died from COVID-19 is 1,519, with a further 253 deaths cited as probable deaths linked to the virus. For the week ending 07 August, no deaths were recorded.

The virus claimed the lives of 23 more males than females up to and including the week ending 07 August. It also continues to impact the older age groups the hardest, with 64% of all confirmed COVID-19 deaths to date in the 80 years old or older age group.

Confirmed Cases:

The number of weekly confirmed COVID-19 cases is over 100 cases in each of the last five weeks up to and including 07 August. The total number of confirmed cases is 26,717. The number of cases for the week ending 07 August is 509, an increase of 224 from the previous week.

Over half (54%) of all confirmed cases are now linked to an outbreak.

Some 3,489 more females were diagnosed with COVID-19 than males.

The 25-44 age group still show the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases at 9,315.

This is the seventh week in a row where the median age of new cases has been under 40. The median age of new confirmed COVID-19 cases was 34 years old for the week ending 07 August.

Health care workers continue to make up almost a third of all cases.

Males make up 62% of cases for the week ending 07 August.

Over three-quarters of cases were linked to an outbreak in the week ended 07 August and almost half (46%) were linked to an outbreak in the workplace.

The week ending up to and including 07 August was the tenth week in a row that Dublin had less than 100 weekly cases since the start of March. There were 58 new cases diagnosed in Dublin in the week ending 07 August, down from the peak of 1,857 cases in the week ending 27 March.

Kildare, Laois and Offaly made up two-thirds of all cases for the week ended 07 August.

This is the tenth week in a row that Mayo, Westmeath and Wicklow have recorded less than 10 new cases.

This is the thirteenth week in a row that Leitrim, Longford and Tipperary have recorded less than 10 new cases.

This is the fourteenth week in a row that Kerry have recorded less than 10 new cases and the fifteenth such week for Waterford.

Total weekly casesDublinKildareOffalyLaoisRest of Ireland
19/06/2020733890026
26/06/2020733490030
03/07/20209134160041
10/07/202014578160051
17/07/202012275150032
24/07/202015973150566
31/07/20202857573123986
07/08/2020509582288031112

Hospitalisations:

Last week, the week ending 07 August, eight people were hospitalised, down from 648 people at the peak, the week ending 27 March. For the eleventh week in a row there have been less than five people admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). (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.)

Outbreaks

There have been 14,359 positive COVID-19 cases linked to an outbreak, which is defined as two or more cases in the same location and time. Females account for 55% of all cases linked to an outbreak.

The median age of confirmed cases related to an outbreak is 50.

Nursing Homes accounted for 43% of all confirmed cases related to an outbreak. This has decreased from a peak of 49% in late April.

Hospitals, Residential Institutions and Nursing Homes account for 59% of all cases linked to an outbreak.

The workplace now accounts for 11% of cases linked to an outbreak up from 3% in mid-April.

For the week ended 07 August, 64% of cases associated with outbreaks are male and 72% of cases are under 44 years old and 61% were located in the workplace.

Kildare, Laois and Offaly made up three-quarters of all cases linked to an outbreak for the week ended 07 August.

This was the fifth week in a row that there has been a rise in the number of cases linked to outbreaks in Private Homes.

Underlying Conditions

There have been 1,443 deaths of people with underlying conditions from 10,258 confirmed cases of people with underlying conditions. The median age of those dying with underlying conditions is 83.

There were 1,339 deaths of people with underlying conditions in the over 65 age group. Of the 112 deaths in the 25-64 age group, 104 had underlying conditions.

In terms of underlying conditions, chronic heart disease was present in 44% of deaths.

Mortality, Hospitalisation and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission rates

This week’s bulletin updates the analysis of the Mortality, Hospitalisation and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission rates (per 1,000 confirmed cases) by month since March. The overall mortality rate is 57 per 1,000 confirmed cases, this was highest in April at 73 per 1,000 confirmed cases but fell to a consistent level of 38 and 34 in May and June. The overall hospitalisation rate is 149 people per 1,000 confirmed cases, this was highest in March at 182 per 1,000 confirmed cases and had fallen to 55 in July. The overall ICU admission rate is 17 per 1,000 confirmed cases, this was also highest in March at 27 per 1,000 confirmed case and has been 10 people or less from May to July. (Note: It is important to note that there is time lag between onset of symptoms and hospital admission or death. Also note that July rates are provisional).

Show Table: Table A: COVID-19 Mortality, Hospitalisation and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission rates (per 1,000 confirmed cases) by Month

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 August 07 2020

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 4 & 4A Weekly Electoral Division (ED) Analysis of Confirmed Covid-19 Cases

Show Table: Table 5 COVID-19 Mortality and Confirmed Incident Standardised Rates as of June 5th

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

Show Table: Table 7 & 7A Weekly Profile of Confirmed Cases linked to COVID-19 Outbreaks

Show Table: Table 8 Profile of COVID-19 Patients with Underlying Conditions up to and including Friday August 07 2020

Full statistical tables can be downloaded here:

Table 2: COVID-19 Deaths and Cases Series 9 - Table 2-2A (XLS 21KB)

Table 3: COVID-19 Deaths and Cases Series 9 - Table 3-3A (XLS 26KB)

Table 4: COVID-19 Deaths and Cases Series 9 - Table 4-4A (XLS 23KB)

Table 6: COVID-19 Deaths and Cases Series 9 - Table 6-6A (XLS 18KB)

Table 7: COVID-19 Deaths and Cases Series 9 - Table 7-7A (XLS 31KB)

 

Further Information

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