SIXTY-TWO cases of Covid-19 reported in Cork in the week ending Friday, September 18 were linked to outbreaks.
That is according to an analysis of data published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) this week.
According to the CSO figures, a total of 100 Covid-19 cases were reported in Cork during the same period, a significant increase on previous weeks.
The data shows that nationally, more than half (55%) of confirmed cases are now linked to an outbreak.
More than half (51%) of cases around the country which are associated with outbreaks are male and 87% of cases are under 44 years old.
Outbreaks in private houses account for 55% of cases linked to an outbreak in the last seven weeks, while the workplace accounts for 17% of cases linked to an outbreak over this period.
Nursing homes accounted for 4% of all confirmed cases related to an outbreak in the last seven weeks.
The CSO data also shows there were no Covid-19 related deaths reported in Cork in the 14 weeks prior to September 18th.
A total of 49 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported in Cork since the beginning of the pandemic.
The median age of those who died was 83 years.
Meanwhile, it shows 1,807 Covid-19 cases had been reported in the county up to the date, with the median age of cases 45