Counties with highest and lowest Covid-19 deaths revealed in new CSO data


Monaghan had the most Covid-19 deaths per capita of the 26 counties in the Republic of Ireland, new figures have revealed.

While Dublin had the most deaths of any county at 1,883, Monaghan had 169 Covid-19 deaths per 100,000 people.

This compares to the capital cities with 120 deaths per 100,000 people, which had the fourth highest per capita death rate.

After Monaghan, Louth was third with 151 deaths per 100,000 and Mayo with 145.

Galway had the lowest number of deaths per capita at 62 per 100,000 population, while Kerry had the second lowest at 64.

That comes from new data released as part of the Central Statistics Offices (CSO) ‘Frontier Series’, which shows that between March 1, 2020 and February 28, 2022, Covid-19 was the “underlying cause of death.” ‘ was identified. in 5,384 cases.

It also showed that more than nine out of ten Covid-19 deaths in the first two years of the pandemic were in people over the age of 65 and that 35 per cent of all Covid-19 deaths recorded during that period occurred in Dublin.

The second highest number of deaths was recorded in Cork at 512, then Kildare at 279. Limerick recorded 263, Mayo 200 and Donegal 182.

The Dublin City (LEA) local constituency recorded 17 per cent of the national total at 915, while 390 deaths were recorded in Dublin South, 278 in Dublin Fingal and 264 in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area.

The highest number of deaths outside of Dublin reported by LEA was Cork County at 284.

Meanwhile, the lowest figure was reported in Leitrim at 26, followed by Galway City and Longford at 36 each.

Looking at the data by age, 91 percent of deaths occurred in people 65 years and older, with 75 percent in people 75 and older and 42 percent in people 85 and older.

505 deaths were recorded among people under the age of 65, including 127 among those aged 45 to 55, 51 among those aged 25 to 44 and five among those under the age of 25, including one child under the age of 14.

In terms of where the deaths occurred, 3,176 (59 percent) people died in general and orthopedic hospitals, 1,564 (29 percent) in nursing homes.

Deaths in residences accounted for 4.8 per cent (257), with 3.4 per cent (183) recorded in community hospitals. No deaths in maternity or pediatric hospitals were reported during this period.

The CSO said: “The analysis focuses on deaths where Covid-19 was determined to be the underlying cause of death. A death certificate may list multiple causes of death based on which the UCOD is identified by applying specific World Health Organization guidelines.”

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