Poorest households in Ireland see biggest increase in Covid-19 cases – CSO

Some 23% of cases occurred in more affluent households, according to new study

The poorest households have suffered the biggest increase in cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, though more affluent households have been harder hit, new figures show. Photograph: Alan Betson

The poorest households have suffered the biggest increase in cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, though more affluent households have been harder hit, new figures show. Photograph: Alan Betson

The poorest households have suffered the biggest increase in cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, though more affluent households have been harder hit, new figures show.

This second report from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on cases and deaths of the virus show that since the week ending Friday 13th March to the end of last week (May 22nd) there were 24,513 cases of Covid-19 and 1,592 deaths. The median age of cases was 48 and the median age of those who died was 83.

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