CSO stats reveal 161 people in Co Meath died from Covid-19
Between March 2020 and February 2022, 59% of deaths from Covid-19 occurred in general and orthopaedic hospitals, with 29% of deaths occurring in nursing homes.
There were 161 deaths recorded in that timeframe in Co Meath.
Dublin City recorded the highest number of COVID-19 deaths at 951, or 17% of all COVID-19 deaths in the period.
The fewest number of COVID-19 deaths occurred in Leitrim with 26 such deaths recorded, or, 0.5% of such deaths nationally.
Persons aged 65 and over accounted for 91% of COVID-19 deaths.
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has released statistics focusing specifically on deaths due to Covid-19 occurring in Ireland between 1st March 2020 and 28th February 2022.
Commenting on the release, Gerard Doolan, Statistician in the Vital Statistics Division, said: "This analysis classifies Covid-19 deaths by place of death, area of residence, and age group. In deaths between March 2020 and February 2022, Covid-19 was identified as the underlying cause of death (UCOD) in 5,384 cases.
In Co Meath there were 161 death reported during that 1st March 2020 and 28th February 2022 time period.
Fifty-three of those death were in the 85 years + age bracket; 48 were aged 78-84; 38 were aged 65-74; 11 of the fatalities were 55-64; nine were aged 45-54 and two were aged in the 35-44 bracket.
County Dublin recorded the highest number of Covid-19 deaths with 1,883 lives lost between March 2020 and February 2022. County Dublin accounted for 35% of all such deaths nationally, while Leitrim had the lowest number of all such deaths at 26 or 0.5%.
In terms of the place of death, 59% of all Covid-19 deaths occurred in general and orthopaedic hospitals, 29% in nursing homes, and 4.8% of deaths occurred in the deceased person's home.
Analysis from an age perspective shows that 42% of Covid-19 deaths occurred in persons aged 85 and over, 75% in persons aged 75 and over, and 91% in persons aged 65 and over."