Figures reveal the number of Covid-19 related deaths in Cork since pandemic began

Figures reveal the number of Covid-19 related deaths in Cork since pandemic began

The Yearbook presents a comprehensive picture of Ireland, based on statistics published by the Central Statistics Office throughout the year.

THERE were 51 Covid-19 related deaths in Cork city and county up to October 2 this year.

That is according to the Central Statistics Offices's Statistical Yearbook, which also highlighted that there were 2,408 cases of the virus in the city and county in the same period.

The yearbook also showed that there were 1,321 births in Cork city last year, along with 5,249 births in Cork county.

There were 1,049 deaths in the city and 2,562 in the county in the same period.

There were 777 marriages in the city and 1,356 in the county.

The Yearbook presents a comprehensive picture of Ireland, based on statistics published by the Central Statistics Office throughout the year.

Nationally, there were 20,313 marriages in 2019, 740 fewer than in 2018, of which 19,673 were opposite-sex marriages and 640 were same-sex marriages.

In relation to Covid-19, the Yearbook states: "Some 17.3% of respondents were Very or Extremely concerned about household stress from confinement as a result of the restrictions in April 2020. More than half (53.4%) of female respondents said their consumption of junk food had increased in April 2020. 

"Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, just under half of the population aged 15 years and over (47%) have seen their employment situation affected in terms of loss of employment, temporary layoff, change in work hours, remote working from home or change to business model to online/takeaway etc."

Employment impacts have been most felt in the age group 35-44 years, where two-thirds report employment effects."

It continues: "The COVID-19 pandemic had a dramatic effect on retail sales in Ireland. From February 2020 to July 2020 the seasonally adjusted highest monthly decrease in the volume of sales (-35.8% in April 2020) and the highest monthly increase (+38.5% June 2020) were recorded. 

"During the first week of March (pre-COVID-19 restrictions), €1,488 million was spent on debit and credit cards (including ATM withdrawals), and by 16 April this had fallen by 41.2% to €875 million. By the week ending 31 August, new spending on debit and credit cards had increased significantly to €1,540 million, a rise of 76.1% from 16 April."

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