Co Mayo has the third-highest rate of Covid-19 deaths per confirmed cases in the country.
According to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) there have been 125 Covid deaths in the county since the pandemic began. Of these, 59 occurred during the month of January.
Only four counties have had a higher number of Covid-19 deaths and Mayo has the third-highest rate of Covid-19 deaths per confirmed cases in the country. More than 2% of confirmed Covid cases in the county died as a result of the virus. Only counties Wicklow and Kildare had a higher rate of deaths per confirmed cases.
The number of Covid fatalities in Mayo is declining week-on-week. In the week ending January 15, there were 21 Covid-related deaths. That number fell to 11 in the week ending February 5.
The median age of those who died in Mayo was 83 and the median age of the county’s 5,443 cases up to February 5 was 42.
Co Mayo has by far the highest number of Covid-19-related deaths among western counties. In Co Galway, there were 89 deaths and 8,171 cases. Co Sligo had 16 deaths and 2,092 cases, and Co Roscommon had 39 deaths and 2,011 cases.
The CSO figures are based on the date of death, rather than the date of reported deaths used in daily briefings.