The CSO has released its latest Vital Statistics bulletin.
64 people in Kildare died of Covid 19 in the first three months of this year.
That's according to the latest Vital Statistics bulletin from the Central Statisitics Office.
The number of deaths increased by 890 or 10.3% from 8,674 to 9,564 in Q1 2021 compared to the same period in 2020https://t.co/PDHhnrIsMy #CSOIreland #Ireland #VitalStatistics #VitalStats #Births #Deaths #Marriages #IrishBabiesNames pic.twitter.com/vZ5R10y1eq— Central Statistics Office Ireland (@CSOIreland) August 27, 2021
It says 26 of the people who died of the virus were male, and 38 were female.
299 people in Kildare died between January and March.
The deaths of 86 people were attributed to cancer/malignant neoplasm.
65 people in Kildare died of diseases of the circulatory system and 28 people died of diseases of the respiratory system.
120 people died of "other causes", including Covid 19.
Nationally, the number of deaths increased by 10 per cent in the first three months of the year compared to the same time in 2020.
There were over 9,500 deaths in the first quarter of 2021 - up from almost 8,700 in the first quarter of last year.
Almost a fifth were linked to Covid-19 - with over 1,800 people passing away with the virus.
The main causes of death were cancer and circulatory disease.