Cork currently has the highest levels of Covid-19-related deaths in the country and the second highest level of new cases, according to the latest CSO figures.
As reported by the Ireland Examiner, nearly a third of all Covid-19-related deaths during the week ending September 17 occurred in Cork.
It comes when the Department of Health has confirmed 1,163 new cases of Covid-19. They said that as of 8 a.m. today, 297 Covid-19 patients are hospitalized and 61 people are in the ICU with the virus.
As of 8 a.m. today, 297 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, of whom 61 are in the ICU.
* Daily case numbers may change due to future data validation.
– Department of Health (@roinnslainte) September 24, 2021
Cork recorded six deaths out of 21 nationwide over the past week, being the only county to record more than five deaths a week.
Cork was also the county with the second highest number of new cases that week, at 755.
Leitrim, Longford, Roscommon, Sligo and Wicklow had the lowest number of cases, with less than 100 cases in each county, while Dublin accounted for almost a third of new cases with 2,657.
Cases among those working in the construction sector are on the rise, as they have jumped 16% between the week ending 9/11 and the week ending 17 September.
The highest proportion of cases is now recorded in wholesale and retail trade, with motor vehicle repair and social work also having a higher proportion of cases than other industries.
In general, cases, hospitalizations, and deaths related to the virus are declining. The number of weekly cases was 8,662, a decrease of 8 from the previous week.
Hospitalizations have been steadily declining over the past month, with 111 hospitalized in the week ending Sept. 17, less than half of the 241 Covid-19 patients registered in the week ending Aug. 27.
The total number of Covid-19-related deaths was 21 the week ended Sept. 17, compared to 27 the week before.
Now the majority of cases belong to the category of 0-14 years, representing 34% of new cases and 76% of new cases correspond to children under 44 years.