15 healthcare staff die from Covid-19

27,000 cases among heathcare staff

Fifteen healthcare staff of Covid-19 have died since the pandemic began last March.

The latest figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) issued today show healthcare workers represent 0.3% of deaths in all Covid-19 cases notified in Ireland between March 2020 and February, 2021.

The number of cases of Covid-19 among healthcare workers totalled 27,148 over the past year.

The overall summary report on 4,319 deaths in Ireland over the past year includes 94 per cent of confirmed cases; 166 possible and 93 probable deaths associated with Covid-19.

The percentage of deaths among 4,060 confirmed cases was 1.85 per cent.

The incidence rate of confirmed deaths per 100,000 population is reported as 85.26.

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