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28/10/2021

A third of confirmed mid-September Covid cases were children

A third of confirmed mid-September Covid cases were children

A third of confirmed mid-September Covid cases were children

A third of confirmed Covid cases in mid-September were between the ages of 0-14. 

That's according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which found that 34% of confirmed cases were children for the week ending September 17th, while those aged 65 and over made up 7%. 

In the same time period, the number of weekly cases was 8,662, an increase of 8% from the previous week. 

The CSO also found that twenty one covid-related deaths were recorded that week among confirmed cases. 

As of the week ending September 17th, 86% of deaths throughout the pandemic have been in people aged 65 years or older. 

There has also been a sixteen percent rise in case numbers in the construction industry, however overall hospitalisations nationwide have decreased since the week ending August 27th. 

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