Wednesday, February 03, 2021

There have been 95 Covid-related deaths in Mayo since the start of the pandemic with 36 of these recorded during a two-week period in January.

New data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) reveals that Mayo has had the fifth-highest number of Covid deaths in the country for the period February 28, 2020 to January 22, 2021.
The county saw 21 Covid-19 deaths in the week ending January 15 and a further 15 in the week ending January 26, The median age of those who died from the virus in the county is 82.
A weekly profile of confirmed Covid-19 cases compiled by the CSO shows that on the week ending December 25 there were 202 cases in Mayo, which jumped to 1,196 by January 1 and dropped to 301 by January 22.
Up to January 22, there had been 4,983 confirmed Covid cases in Mayo.
The median age of these cases was 42.
Mayo had by far the highest number of Covid-related deaths in the West. There were 53 recorded in Galway; 33 in Roscommon; seven in Sligo and just five in Leitrim.
Some 318 people died in the week ending January 22, more than 10% of all deaths to date, with more than 100 people dying in each of the last three weeks. Dublin accounted for just over 2,900, or 31%, of all new cases in the week ending January 22, the CSO said, with Cork the only other county going over the 1,000 mark in the same week. People aged 25-44 years still showed the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases, at just over 64,000, it said.

A medical worker holds swabs and test tube to test people for Covid-19.

The past month has seen almost 3,300 Covid-19 cases linked to an outbreak in nursing homes, almost 900 linked to residential institutions, and more than 1,000 linked to hospital and long-stay units Since the start of the pandemic, the total number of people who have died due to Covid-19 in Ireland is 2,870, with a further 164 deaths cited as probable deaths linked to the virus. For the week ending 22 January, 318 deaths were recorded.
The virus claimed the lives of 182 more men than women up to and including the week ending 22 January. 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.

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