Figures from the Central Statistics Office shows Leitrim was among the counties with the lowest number of Covid-19 deaths nationally between March 2020 – February 2022.
The figure for Leitrim was 26 or 0.5% of such deaths nationally.
Elsewhere across the northwest the number of deaths in Sligo was 45 and 182 for Donegal, bring the total in the northwest to 253 over the two years
Dublin City recorded the highest number of COVID-19 deaths at 951, or 17% of all COVID-19 deaths in the period. In terms of the place of death, 59% of all COVID-19 deaths occurred in general and orthopaedic hospitals, 29% in nursing homes, and 4.8% of deaths occurred in the deceased person’s home.