Spread of COVID-19 in IrelandCurrent incidence in the week ending 01/30/2023: 16.1 new infections per 100,000 population
Since the beginning of the pandemic until January 30th, 2023, a total of 1,700,253 infected people and 8,462 deaths have been reported in Ireland.
The total of 1,700,253 infected people currently represents 34.25 percent of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding January 30th, 2023, was 797, for a 7-day incidence of 16.1 cases per 100,000 population. In the same week, 31 people died from (or with) COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 0.5 percent in Ireland.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 12.16 million vaccine doses have been administered as of December 18th, 2022. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 4.10 million people who have received at least one vaccination (85.3 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 3.04 million people (61.2 percent).
4.06 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Ireland (= 81.7 percent).
This means that Ireland is still one of the better countries in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 41 countries.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infections and deaths by country can be found on our COVID-19 virus topic page.
Weight and size
|Body height||179 cm||164 cm|
|Weight||89.2 kg||73.1 kg|
|HIV / Aids||0.01%||0.03%|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
* DTP is a combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
In Ireland, 20.8 percent of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
The number of underweight newborns is 6 percent.
Medical suppliesThe medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Ireland is above average, but is not as good as the average within the EU. The country provides 3.0 hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 15,500 physicians in Ireland, there are about 3.09 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1,000 inhabitants and in the EU is 3.57.
Through medical care, the mortality of major known diseases can be reduced to an above-average extent. For example, only about 10 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.