No COVID-19 related deaths in Cork for three consecutive weeks in May

No COVID-19 related deaths in Cork for three consecutive weeks in May

There were no confirmed COVID-19 related deaths in Cork for three consecutive weeks in May. However, Cork is one of just four counties to record more than 20 COVID-cases in the week ended May 29th. Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

There were no confirmed COVID-19 related deaths in Cork for three consecutive weeks in May.

Latest figures published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that no COVID-19 related deaths were reported from Cork during the weeks ending May 15th, 22nd and 29th.

Dublin is the only county to record more than four new deaths each week for the past three weeks.

The CSO analysis shows at least 40 people with COVID-19 have died in Cork since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most of these deaths were reported during the month of April.

The exact number of COVID-19 deaths in Cork cannot be confirmed because the analysis only includes figures for when more than five deaths are reported in a single county in one week.

However, COVID-19 related deaths were also reported in Cork during two additional weeks.

The CSO analysis also shows that Cork is one of just four counties to record more than 20 COVID-cases in the week ended May 29th.

It comes as latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) show that 1,529 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Cork since the beginning of the outbreak, accounting for just over 6 per cent of all cases reported nationally.

While Cork has reported the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, it has the seventh-lowest incidence rate of the disease.

According to the HPSC, the cumulative incidence rate of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cork per 100,000 population is 281.7, significantly lower than that of Dublin which is 900.9 and of Cavan which is 1126.3.

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