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Number of cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ireland

Moriarty, Frank

Datasets in this publication report the number of diagnoses with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as reported by the Department of Health in Ireland. This includes new cases diagnosed per day and cumulative cases, as well as cases across age groups. The latter also include population estimates by age group for 2019 from Ireland's Central Statistics Office, in order to express cases per million population.

For the files YYYYMMDD_covid_ie_age_groups.csv, variable descriptions are as follows:

  • age_group: Age groups, in years
  • cases: Total cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Ireland by age group, as per the Department of Health 
  • pop_estimate: National population estimates by age group for 2019  in Ireland, as per the Central Statistics Office (Table 7 https://www.cso.ie/en/releasesandpublications/er/pme/populationandmigrationestimatesapril2019/), expressed in thousands.
  • cases_per_million: Cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Ireland by age group, expressed per 1 million individuals

For the files YYYYMMDD_covid_ie_daily_cases, variable descriptions are as follows:

  • date: Date, in DD-MM-YYYY format
  • daily_cases: New cases of COVID-19 diagnosed per day in Ireland, as per the Department of Health (https://www.gov.ie/en/news/7e0924-latest-updates-on-covid-19-coronavirus/)
  • cumulative_cases: Cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Ireland
  • percent_daily_increase: New cases of COVID-19 diagnosed per day in Ireland as a percentage of cumulative number of cases up to that date.

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20200318_covid_ie_age_groups.csv
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20200320_covid_ie_daily_cases.csv
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