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# covid-19-facts - Friday 29 April, 2022

Department of Health to no longer publish daily Covid-19 cases
# Final Figures
# Final Figures

Department of Health to no longer publish daily Covid-19 cases

Apr 29th 2022, 4:52 PM 33,317 Views 37 Comments

In the final daily update, health officials reported 980 PCR-confirmed cases and 1,020 positive antigen tests.

# covid-19-facts - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Coronavirus: 2,837 new cases reported as number of Covid patients at lowest since December
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 2,837 new cases reported as number of Covid patients at lowest since December

Apr 26th 2022, 3:42 PM 18,185 Views 17 Comments

477 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, the first time the figure dropped below 500 since December.

# covid-19-facts - Monday 25 April, 2022

Coronavirus: 6,841 cases recorded over weekend as death toll surpasses 7,000
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 6,841 cases recorded over weekend as death toll surpasses 7,000

Apr 25th 2022, 4:59 PM 26,284 Views 4 Comments

535 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, including 43 in ICU.

# covid-19-facts - Monday 28 March, 2022

Nearly 40,000 Covid cases recorded in three days as HSE boss issues hospitals warning
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Nearly 40,000 Covid cases recorded in three days as HSE boss issues hospitals warning

Updated Mar 28th 2022, 3:28 PM 40,873 Views 25 Comments

Hospital cases indicate Ireland is “entering something” rather than “exiting”, HSE boss Paul Reid said today.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 4 March, 2022

Coronavirus: 8,337 new cases and 670 patients in hospital, including 43 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 8,337 new cases and 670 patients in hospital, including 43 in ICU

Mar 4th 2022, 3:20 PM 15,679 Views 14 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures this afternoon.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Coronavirus: 7,694 new cases and 653 patients in hospital, including 46 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 7,694 new cases and 653 patients in hospital, including 46 in ICU

Mar 2nd 2022, 3:18 PM 16,331 Views 7 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures this afternoon.

# covid-19-facts - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Coronavirus: 7,354 new cases and 608 patients in hospital, including 54 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 7,354 new cases and 608 patients in hospital, including 54 in ICU

Feb 22nd 2022, 3:01 PM 26,354 Views 10 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

Coronavirus: 9,881 new cases and 631 patients in hospital, 108 deaths notified in past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 9,881 new cases and 631 patients in hospital, 108 deaths notified in past week

Feb 16th 2022, 4:30 PM 42,214 Views 27 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

# covid-19-facts - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Covid-19: 9,365 new cases and 646 patients in hospital, including 72 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 9,365 new cases and 646 patients in hospital, including 72 in ICU

Feb 8th 2022, 3:11 PM 30,357 Views 10 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Covid-19: 12,560 new cases and 630 patients in hospital, 92 deaths notified in past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 12,560 new cases and 630 patients in hospital, 92 deaths notified in past week

Feb 2nd 2022, 2:56 PM 46,676 Views 37 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

France lifts most Covid restrictions but keeps vaccination certs
# Paris
# Paris

France lifts most Covid restrictions but keeps vaccination certs

Feb 2nd 2022, 12:47 PM 13,566 Views 13 Comments

The country has loosened several of the restrictions imposed to curb the latest surge.

Ireland's Covid position improving but global risk remains high, CMO tells Oireachtas Committee
# Health
# Health

Ireland's Covid position improving but global risk remains high, CMO tells Oireachtas Committee

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 12:00 PM 36,779 Views 14 Comments

Senior NPHET members fielded questions from TDs and senators at a Health Committee meeting today.

# covid-19-facts - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Covid-19: 10,618 new cases and 624 patients in hospital, including 66 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 10,618 new cases and 624 patients in hospital, including 66 in ICU

Feb 1st 2022, 2:59 PM 42,061 Views 31 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

New guidelines for care facilities to give unrestricted access to nominated support person
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

New guidelines for care facilities to give unrestricted access to nominated support person

Feb 1st 2022, 1:50 PM 6,962 Views 1 Comment

Residents should be able to choose a support person who should typically have unrestricted access to visit them.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 31 December, 2021

South Africa lifts curfew as Omicron wave subsides
# Relaxed
# Relaxed

South Africa lifts curfew as Omicron wave subsides

Dec 31st 2021, 6:56 PM 34,948 Views 61 Comments

Calls by the hospitality sector for the curfew to be lifted had been mounting ahead of New Year’s celebrations,

# covid-19-facts - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

FactCheck: This Irish video about masks is incorrect to claim they do not work against Covid-19
# Debunked
# Debunked

FactCheck: This Irish video about masks is incorrect to claim they do not work against Covid-19

Dec 28th 2021, 5:00 PM 23,496 Views 0 Comments

A video viewed thousands of times on an Irish Facebook page contains incorrect information about the effectiveness of masks.

# covid-19-facts - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 5,279 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 5,279 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 21st 2021, 5:27 PM 58,051 Views 87 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 4,235 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 47 deaths notified in the past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,235 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 47 deaths notified in the past week

Dec 15th 2021, 5:40 PM 60,001 Views 79 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

# covid-19-facts - Monday 13 December, 2021

'It's not down to hesitancy at all': Are people less enthusiastic about boosters?
# Energy Boost
# Energy Boost

'It's not down to hesitancy at all': Are people less enthusiastic about boosters?

Dec 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 34,112 Views 102 Comments
  • There were conflicting messages last week with questions over the public's enthusiasm for boosters standing in contrast to long queues of people forming to get one.
  • The Taoiseach was among TDs and health officials who indicated that there may be less impetus among people to obtain a booster vaccine compared to the initial rollout.
  • But long queues in Dublin reflect a wider enthusiasm among the public to get a booster, with official surveys supporting this, Lauren Boland reports.

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'
# Covid Latest
# Covid Latest

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'

Updated Dec 2nd 2021, 10:20 PM 117,295 Views 157 Comments
  • NPHET met today to discuss the advice it will give to government on the risks posed by the new Omicron variant.
  • Health officials considered whether more restrictions should be advised in the context of the current situation.
  • Legislation that will allow the government to reinstate mandatory hotel quarantine passed all stages in the Dáil this evening.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’
# Variant
# Variant

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 7:50 PM 22,505 Views 38 Comments

Rising infection rates have seen governments reintroduce certain measures to try to stop the spread of Omicron.

# covid-19-facts - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

5,471 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed, with results on suspected Omicron expected this week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

5,471 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed, with results on suspected Omicron expected this week

Updated Nov 30th 2021, 7:20 PM 95,534 Views 96 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said today that the new variant may have been in Ireland since October.

Children aged nine and over to be asked to wear masks indoors in public on temporary basis
# Schools
# Schools

Children aged nine and over to be asked to wear masks indoors in public on temporary basis

Nov 30th 2021, 5:27 PM 70,268 Views 192 Comments

Cabinet minister met today to consider advice from NPHET on the current Covid-19 situation.

# covid-19-facts - Monday 29 November, 2021

South African president calls for 'urgent' lifting of travel bans
# Omicron
# Omicron

South African president calls for 'urgent' lifting of travel bans

Nov 29th 2021, 8:21 AM 33,692 Views 40 Comments

The head of the WHO in Africa has said the bans attack ‘global solidarity’.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 26 November, 2021

'No plans' to close hospitality or retail over the Christmas period, says Varadkar
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

'No plans' to close hospitality or retail over the Christmas period, says Varadkar

Updated Nov 26th 2021, 2:00 PM 26,698 Views 23 Comments

The HSE’s Paul Reid has urged people waiting on a test to continue to isolate for at least 48 hours after symptoms end.

Justice Minister says mandatory hotel quarantine could return over new Covid-19 variant
# Variant
# Variant

Justice Minister says mandatory hotel quarantine could return over new Covid-19 variant

Nov 26th 2021, 12:00 PM 72,030 Views 119 Comments
  • Health Minister Stephen Donnelly 'deeply concerned' by new variant.
  • Concern rises over transmissibility of variant and its impact on vaccines.
  • European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says EU wants to stop air travel from southern Africa.

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Coronavirus: 4,764 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 4,764 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 25th 2021, 5:11 PM 61,941 Views 72 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Healthcare worker absences due to Covid-19 at highest level since January
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Healthcare worker absences due to Covid-19 at highest level since January

Nov 25th 2021, 3:45 PM 12,065 Views 15 Comments

The HSE’s Paul Reid said this afternoon that the healthcare system is “under very significant pressure”.

# covid-19-facts - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Coronavirus: 3,666 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 3,666 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Nov 23rd 2021, 8:19 PM 86,603 Views 88 Comments

The Tánaiste says in the last couple of days, the positivity rate has started to level off.

# covid-19-facts - Monday 22 November, 2021

Antigen tests are being used 'widely but not properly', says chief medical officer
# Testing
# Testing

Antigen tests are being used 'widely but not properly', says chief medical officer

Nov 22nd 2021, 9:28 AM 31,305 Views 99 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan cautioned that people with Covid-19 symptoms should receive a PCR test instead of relying on antigen testing.

# covid-19-facts - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Coronavirus: 4,642 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,642 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 13th 2021, 1:03 PM 85,090 Views 104 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 12 November, 2021

Government should consider reinstating work from home advice amid 'very high' Covid cases - NPHET
# Public Health
# Public Health

Government should consider reinstating work from home advice amid 'very high' Covid cases - NPHET

Nov 12th 2021, 4:34 PM 19,159 Views 24 Comments

In his latest letter to the Minister for Health, the CMO said extending the use of Covid certificates should also be considered.

# covid-19-facts - Sunday 24 October, 2021

Anti-vaxx groups' claims about Covid deaths among the vaccinated are misleading
# Analysis
# Analysis

Anti-vaxx groups' claims about Covid deaths among the vaccinated are misleading

Oct 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 74,885 Views 177 Comments

Anti-lockdown groups suggest that vaccines aren’t working – but the data shows otherwise.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 8 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 2,002 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 2,002 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 8th 2021, 6:04 PM 76,744 Views 94 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 1 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,059 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,059 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 1st 2021, 5:20 PM 38,513 Views 49 Comments

308 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital, including 59 in ICU.

Shop workers were the most likely to catch Covid-19 in the most recent two waves of the pandemic
# Shops
# Shops

Shop workers were the most likely to catch Covid-19 in the most recent two waves of the pandemic

Oct 1st 2021, 2:51 PM 16,856 Views 20 Comments

Retail assistants, cashiers and checkout operators were the workers most likely to contract the virus in the second and third waves.

70% of Covid-19 patients admitted to ICU in the last six months were unvaccinated
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

70% of Covid-19 patients admitted to ICU in the last six months were unvaccinated

Oct 1st 2021, 2:06 PM 27,378 Views 47 Comments

There have been 70 fully vaccinated people admitted to ICU with a breakthrough infection since April.

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,271 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,271 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 30th 2021, 5:39 PM 30,586 Views 26 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Booster Covid-19 doses for people with weak immune systems to roll out from this week
# Boosted
# Boosted

Booster Covid-19 doses for people with weak immune systems to roll out from this week

Sep 30th 2021, 2:24 PM 13,567 Views 8 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said last week that the first appointments were expected to be issued by yesterday.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,453 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,453 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 29th 2021, 5:28 PM 38,458 Views 24 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

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