This report presents an estimate of the extent of excess mortality in Ireland during the recent COVID-19 epidemic. The analysis uses RIP.ie death notice data from 11 March 2020 (the date of the first reported COVID-19 death within Ireland) to 16 June 2020. Excess mortality estimates are calculated based on predicted expected deaths modelled using death notification data from previous years. The estimated excess mortality is contrasted with officially reported figures for deaths due to COVID-19 during the same period.
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