HPSC releases updated version of COVID-19 Data Hub


The HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has released a refreshed version of its COVID-19 Data Hub. The Hub now provides COVID-19 data for Ireland by epidemiological week as well as publishing numbers of hospitalised cases and ICU admissions. The Hub will also continue to provide data on COVID-19 deaths and outbreaks.

We have changed from presenting the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths by day to the number notified by week. This makes it easier to interpret the trend and is in line with how we report data on other respiratory viruses such as RSV and influenza.

The updated data dashboards will provide COVID-19 data in a dynamic and timely manner. Although COVID-19 is no longer a public health emergency, it continues to circulate in our community. We understand that people continue to want to see detailed information about COVID-19, how it is affecting their communities, and those around the country as a whole. The updated HPSC Epidemiology of COVID-19 Data Hub will be useful for a wide audience and offers regularly updated data at county and national level.

Key stakeholders include laboratories and clinicians who notify COVID-19 cases and Departments of Public Health who manage the COVID-19 surveillance system at regional level.

The Hub will be updated weekly on Wednesdays. Click here to visit the HPSC Epidemiology of COVID-19 Data Hub

Further information

How often is the data on the HPSC Epidemiology of COVID-19 Data Hub updated?
Data on the Epidemiology of COVID-19 Data Hub will continue being updated once per week on Wednesday evening for data pertaining to the previous epidemiological week.

Can I download the data on the Data Hub?
Yes, aggregate data from the HPSC Epidemiology of COVID-19 Data Hub are available to download. The publicly accessible file is available to download as a CSV or in ArcGIS Online and associated applications.

What are data on the HPSC COVID-19 Data Hub based on?
Data are based on statutory notifications of COVID-19 and are extracted from the Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting (CIDR) system.

Data are provisional and subject to ongoing review, validation and update on the CIDR system, which can include removing duplicate cases or reclassifying cases to a classification other than confirmed.

Each day there may be updates to previously reported figures. This means that previously published daily/weekly counts will not necessarily sum to the latest cumulative figure. It also means that today’s cumulative count may not match the sum of the previous day’s cumulative count and today’s daily count.

Rates are calculated using Census 2016 population statistics.

What technology is used to build and maintain the HPSC COVID-19 Data Hub?
The technology platform used is ESRI’s ArcGIS Hub. ArcGIS Hub is a community engagement platform that organises people, data and tools through information-driven initiatives.