Pneumonia was an accompanying condition in more than half of Covid-19 deaths.

CSO figures show that four in five deaths from the virus had at least three medical conditions on the death record.

 Between March 2020 and February 2022, Covid-19 was identified as the underlying cause of death in 5,384 cases.

The largest number of accompanying conditions were diseases of the respiratory system, which were reported in 98% of those deaths.

Pneumonia was certified as a condition in more than half of the cases or 56 per cent.

Four in five deaths from Covid-19 had at least three medical conditions mentioned on the death record.

A total of 183 deaths or 3.4% reported Covid-19 as the single cause of death.

91% of Covid-19 deaths occurred in persons aged 65 and over.

 

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