Covid-19 situations rise by 10% in last two weeks of November

Covid-19 situations rise by 10% in last two weeks of November

The number of Covid-19 situations jumped by 10 per cent in the last two weeks of November, new figures show.

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) published figures that showed there were 30,243 situations reported in Ireland in the week ending November 26th, an increase of 10 per cent from 27,536 in the past week.

The research also shows that situations among those aged 14 or younger increased by 21 per cent on the past week and made up 27 per cent of all situations in the week.

Almost one-third of situations were among people aged 25 to 44, while one in 20 were in those aged 65 and over, with situations in the age group 80-plus decreasing by 11 per cent on the past week.

There were 30,243 situations of COVID-19 for the week ending 26 November, an increase of 10% from the past week #CSOIreland #Ireland #COVIDIreland #Health

— Central Statistics Office Ireland (@CSOIreland) December 6, 2021

Dublin, with 10,170, and Cork, with 3,358, had the highest number of new situations for the week ending November 26th.

Variations can be seen across counties, with the highest increase in situations noted in Laois, up 28 per cent in a week, while the largest decline – 27 per cent – was seen in Leitrim.

The latest figures also show that there were 249 people admitted to hospital with confirmed Covid-19 in the week ending November 19th, and 190 in the week ending November 26th.

Of these, 14 were admitted to ICU in the week ending November 19th and six in the week ending November 26th.

People aged 65 and over accounted for half of all those admitted to hospital by the whole period of the pandemic so far, from March 2020 to the end of last month.

Men accounted for 52 per cent of those admitted and 63 per cent of admissions to ICU since the start of the pandemic.

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Around 16 per cent of reported situations with a record of employment at the end of last month were employed in the wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, and 11 per cent in industry.

The CSO stated that situations were generally increasing across all sectors throughout the last two weeks in November, however situations decreased by 13 per cent among those employed in the health and social work sector.

New figures also show there were 29 Covid-19 related deaths, of which 20 were among those aged 65 and older, during the last week of November.

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