According to a WHO report, it is estimated that nearly 3,000 people died in Ireland during the pandemic. This is a higher number than recorded in previous studies.
In a Health Information and Quality Assurance (Hiqa) study published last month, the total number of excess fatalities was 2,019, Lancet Medical Journal The total issued in March last year was 1,170.
Excessive mortality is the difference between the number of deaths recorded for all causes and the number predicted based on past trends.
At the global level, WHO said there were 14.9 million excessive deaths associated with Covid-19 by the end of 2021.
Only one-third of this number was officially reported to WHO over the two years, directly due to Covid-19, at 5.4 million.
The statistics analyze the average expected and estimated mortality from all causes, not just Covid itself, in 2020 and 2021.
In Ireland, 2,920 deaths, which were classified by WHO as over-deaths of all causes, are associated with Covid-19.
According to the organization, the official Covid data reported generally underestimates the actual situation for a variety of reasons.
“”[Statistics can] Overlooking people who died without testing, they missed an increase in other pandemic-related deaths, subject to countries that correctly define Covid as the cause of death, and avoided overwhelming health systems and patient care. I have. “
In Ireland, the estimated total death toll for two years is 63,378, which is compared to the estimated death toll of 66,298. The average number shows that there are more females (1,599) than males (1,321).
The rate increased significantly in 2021 and increased with age group. For example, women over the age of 80 died 654, while women under the age of 40 died only one.
Regarding the global situation, WHO has nearly half of the previously uncounted deaths. India.. The report suggests that 4.7 million people died there as a result of the pandemic, but the Indian government has killed about 480,000 people.
Thursday with an Irish nurse Midwifery organization (INMO) was told that Covid’s death continued “under the radar.”
Orla HegartyUCD’s Dean of the Department of Building Planning and Environmental Policy said he was concerned that “preventable death” could not be stopped.
“Currently, there are 239 outbreaks in nursing homes,” she said, with Covid killing five times more than stroke or breast cancer, seven times more than suicide, and 25 times more than traffic accidents.
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/up-to-1-000-more-irish-people-died-from-covid-than-previously-recorded-data-shows-1.4870768?localLinksEnabled=false Up to 1,000 more Irish people died in Covid than previously recorded, data show