Covid 19 latest: case numbers continuing to rise in Cork

Covid 19 latest: case numbers continuing to rise in Cork
Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 Confirmed Cases. Image source: Government of Ireland -Ireland's COVID-19 Data Hub.

The number of cases of Covid-19 being reported in Cork is continuing to rise, with the latest figures showing more cases have been reported so far this month than for the whole month of either June or July.

Since details of the first case of Covid-19 in Ireland were announced by authorities almost six months ago, 27,969 cases of the virus have been reported nationally.

1,777 confirmed, probable and possible Covid-19 related deaths have been reported.

Cork accounts for around 6 per cent of all of these cases with 1,612 cases of Covid-19 reported here since the beginning of the pandemic.

Fifty-one people with Covid-19 in Cork have died, with the median age of those who have lost their lives standing at 83 years.

The latest data shows that between August 1st and 21st, 45 Covid-19 cases have been reported in Cork.

This figure is higher than the total number of cases reported in Cork in either June or July.

Twenty-nine cases of Covid-19 were reported in Cork between June 1st and 29th, while in July, 27 cases were reported.

While the number of Covid-19 cases reported so far this month is higher than the numbers reported in June and July, it remains significantly lower than the volume of cases being reported in other counties.

Nationally, 1,646 cases of Covid-19 were reported between August 1st and 21st.

In Kildare, 558 cases were reported in the same period this month, 419 cases were reported in Dublin, 116 in Offaly and 65 in Laois.

While 28 people with confirmed Covid-19 were receiving hospital care on Sunday night, there were no confirmed Covid-19 cases at hospitals in Cork, and nor has there been for some weeks.

Meanwhile, a breakdown of confirmed cases of Covid-19 by electoral divisions (EDs) published earlier this month shows that over the past six months, Covid-19 cases have been reported from right across the city and county.

Data up to August 12th shows 196 cases were reported across Fermoy Urban and Rural divisions. 

Elsewhere in North Cork, 23 cases were reported in Rathcormac, 32 cases were identified across Mallow South Urban, Mallow Rural and Mallow North Urban, and 15 cases were reported in Mitchelstown.

In Macroom Urban, 46 cases were reported.

In East Cork, 22 cases were reported in the Cobh Urban Division with small numbers of cases in the surrounding divisions.

There were 19 cases across Youghal Urban and Rural divisions and 22 cases across Midleton Urban and Rural Divisions.

In West Cork, 56 cases were reported across the Clonakilty Urban and Rural Divisions, eight in Bandon and five in Glengarriff.

Twenty cases were reported in the Kinsale Urban and Rural divisions and at least 33 cases were reported in the Carrigaline divisions.

In the city suburbs, 61 cases were reported from Ballincollig with eight in Ovens, 36 cases were reported in Douglas and 26 cases were reported from the Caherleg ED.

At least 61 cases were reported across the EDs in the Bishopstown area and 19 cases have been reported in Blarney.

Eight cases were reported from the Knocknaheeny ED, at least 11 across the Glen A and B EDs and nine cases across the Montentenotte EDs.

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