COVID-19 & Age in Ireland

An Analysis of COVID-19 Cases and Hospital Admissions in Ireland based on Age Group

If I have tested positively for COVID-19, then what is the likelihood that I will need to be hospitalised?

To answer this we need to calculate the number of hospitalisations as a proportion of the number of cases, per age group; this estimates the percentage hospitalisation risk. However, this is not quite correct because, presumably, there is usually a gap between a case being confirmed and a patient needing hospitalisation. If so, then we need to compare the number of hospitalisations today to the number of confirmed cases a few days ago.



Data analysis applied to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic.

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Professor of Computer Science at University College Dublin. Focus on AI/ML and recommender systems, with applications in e-commerce, media, and health.