49 people with Covid-19 in Cork have died since beginning of outbreak

49 people with Covid-19 in Cork have died since beginning of outbreak

There have been no Covid-19 related deaths in Cork for the last two weeks for which data is reported. Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Forty-nine people in Cork with Covid-19 have died since the beginning of the outbreak according to new figures published this morning by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

The figures cover the period up to June 19th and show that during two separate weeks in April, 12 people with Covid-19 in Cork lost their lives.

The median age of people with Covid-19 in Cork who have died is 83.

There have been no Covid-19 related deaths in Cork for the last two weeks for which data is reported.

The CSO report also shows that 1,536 cases of Covid-19 were reported in the county up to June 19th.

The highest number of weekly cases were reported in the week ending March 20th when 305 cases were reported in Cork. 

The median age of those affected is 47, slightly lower than the national figure. 

Meanwhile, the latest CSO data shows that nationally, the number of people who have died from Covid-19 or have been diagnosed as a confirmed case has fallen for the ninth and eighth week in a row respectively.

Women and those aged between 25-44 continue to account for the highest number of confirmed cases.

Some 43 per cent of cases are now linked to an outbreak and nursing homes accounted for 51 per cent of all such confirmed cases.

Health care workers continue to make up almost a third of all cases.

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