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# covid19-facts - Monday 28 June, 2021

AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines to be made available to all age groups
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines to be made available to all age groups

Updated Jun 28th 2021, 10:12 PM 71,768 Views 82 Comments

Earlier this month, the gap between doses of this vaccine was reduced from 12 weeks to eight.

Coronavirus: 305 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 305 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 28th 2021, 5:03 PM 53,737 Views 137 Comments

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

# covid19-facts - Sunday 27 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 340 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 340 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 27th 2021, 3:10 PM 58,532 Views 65 Comments

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

# covid19-facts - Saturday 26 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 443 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 443 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 26th 2021, 3:17 PM 82,741 Views 181 Comments

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

# covid19-facts - Friday 25 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 380 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 380 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 25th 2021, 5:02 PM 62,857 Views 123 Comments

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

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 348 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 348 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 23rd 2021, 5:10 PM 55,186 Views 68 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Online booking system for Covid-19 tests set up for all counties
# Covid Test
# Covid Test

Online booking system for Covid-19 tests set up for all counties

Jun 22nd 2021, 1:44 PM 17,809 Views 10 Comments

People can still show up to these test centres without booking an appointment.

# covid19-facts - Monday 21 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 284 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 284 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 21st 2021, 5:33 PM 48,107 Views 71 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 19 June, 2021

FactCheck: No, these claims in an anti-mask leaflet delivered to homes aren't true
# Debunked
# Debunked

FactCheck: No, these claims in an anti-mask leaflet delivered to homes aren't true

Jun 19th 2021, 6:30 AM 19,818 Views 0 Comments

A leaflet by Anti-Corruption Ireland contains a list of false statements about masks and their effectiveness.

# covid19-facts - Friday 18 June, 2021

Debunked: Yes, coronavirus antibodies protect against 'infection of the lung'
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Yes, coronavirus antibodies protect against 'infection of the lung'

Jun 18th 2021, 6:00 AM 23,741 Views 14 Comments

A video shared online claimed that because antibodies produced as a result of the vaccine are in the blood, they don’t protect against Covid infection. This is false.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 373 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: 373 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 17th 2021, 4:41 PM 38,214 Views 74 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “We are now experiencing near elimination of Covid-19 in the vaccinated population.”

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Coronavirus: Round-up of the latest on vaccinations, hospitalisations and reopenings
# Updates
# Updates

Coronavirus: Round-up of the latest on vaccinations, hospitalisations and reopenings

Jun 8th 2021, 12:23 PM 16,019 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on all of the recent Covid-related figures.

'A distorted perspective': How anti-lockdown groups are using data to downplay the impact of Covid-19
# Mortality Misinfo
# Mortality Misinfo

'A distorted perspective': How anti-lockdown groups are using data to downplay the impact of Covid-19

Jun 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 25,374 Views 0 Comments
  • Anti-lockdown accounts on social media often leave out important context or misconstrue data to argue that the pandemic is not real.
  • A disinformation professor at DCU says online misinformation often draws on "a grain of truth" - and then distorts it.
  • Lauren Boland breaks down the official statistics and how you can find the facts.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Hiqa advises NPHET to extend presumptive Covid immunity to nine months post-infection
# Immunity
# Immunity

Hiqa advises NPHET to extend presumptive Covid immunity to nine months post-infection

Jun 3rd 2021, 10:00 AM 24,789 Views 35 Comments

Increasing the period of presumptive immunity from six to nine months would have “widespread positive implications for people”.

Emergency Covid-19 powers extended after narrowly passing Dáil vote
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Emergency Covid-19 powers extended after narrowly passing Dáil vote

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:29 AM 20,164 Views 42 Comments

After November the powers can be rolled over for a further three months, but will not go beyond next February.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 407 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Figures
# Figures

Coronavirus: 407 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 2nd 2021, 2:32 PM 49,370 Views 70 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Ireland to receive extra Pfizer vaccines after EMA approves additional manufacturing
# Comirnaty
# Comirnaty

Ireland to receive extra Pfizer vaccines after EMA approves additional manufacturing

Jun 2nd 2021, 8:24 AM 33,397 Views 41 Comments

The approval is expected to have “a significant and immediate impact” on the supply of Comirnaty.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid
# PUP
# PUP

Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid

Updated Jun 1st 2021, 2:15 PM 30,795 Views 85 Comments
  • The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be phased out as part of the Covid-19 stimulus plan
  • The Covid wage subsidy scheme will be extended until the end of the year
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the pandemic caused "the most rapid and dramatic recession recorded outside of the world wars"
Pharmacists to start administering Covid-19 vaccines
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Pharmacists to start administering Covid-19 vaccines

Jun 1st 2021, 7:53 AM 47,844 Views 63 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said this latest development will help people who live far away from vaccine centres.

Covid-19 variants to be given Greek alphabet names
# WHO
# WHO

Covid-19 variants to be given Greek alphabet names

Jun 1st 2021, 7:18 AM 21,181 Views 44 Comments

Experts working with the World Health Organization developed the new names.

# covid19-facts - Monday 31 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 378 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 378 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 31st 2021, 5:46 PM 51,965 Views 99 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

# covid19-facts - Sunday 30 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 374 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 374 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 30th 2021, 2:22 PM 37,062 Views 65 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures in a statement on Twitter.

Debunked: Claims by an ex-Pfizer employee about Covid-19 and vaccines are false and misleading
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Claims by an ex-Pfizer employee about Covid-19 and vaccines are false and misleading

May 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 119,921 Views 0 Comments

Mike Yeadon is regularly cited by anti-lockdown groups.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 29 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 464 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 464 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 29th 2021, 3:06 PM 45,599 Views 61 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health on Twitter this evening.

# covid19-facts - Friday 28 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 467 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 467 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 28th 2021, 5:13 PM 36,615 Views 49 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Cyber attack will likely cost HSE over €100 million, Paul Reid says
# Hackers
# Hackers

Cyber attack will likely cost HSE over €100 million, Paul Reid says

May 27th 2021, 3:38 PM 30,020 Views 61 Comments

Eight people have died from Covid-19 in the last 12 days, the HSE also confirmed.

Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'
# Vaccine Target
# Vaccine Target

Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'

Updated May 27th 2021, 3:05 PM 41,376 Views 70 Comments
  • Health Minister accused of 'dropping a bombshell' in the Dáil
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says the government will provide 'revised targets' tomorrow
  • Ireland likely to only receive half of the planned 470,000 J&J doses by end of June
  • HSE says 2.6 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered to date

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 448 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 448 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated May 26th 2021, 6:03 PM 63,705 Views 91 Comments

The figures were released by the Department this evening.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 365 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 365 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 25th 2021, 5:20 PM 62,872 Views 71 Comments

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

# covid19-facts - Monday 24 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 345 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 345 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 24th 2021, 5:17 PM 68,184 Views 51 Comments

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

# covid19-facts - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Pfizer's Covid vaccine '88% effective' against Indian variant
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pfizer's Covid vaccine '88% effective' against Indian variant

May 23rd 2021, 7:27 AM 44,035 Views 55 Comments

Both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs have been found to be highly effective against the B1617.2 strain.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Six more states removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list
# Travel
# Travel

Six more states removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list

May 22nd 2021, 3:23 PM 44,621 Views 33 Comments

The states are Andorra, Georgia, Kuwait, Mongolia, Nigeria and Puerto Rico.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 503 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 503 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 19th 2021, 5:03 PM 91,427 Views 79 Comments

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

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to the over 40s?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to the over 40s?

May 18th 2021, 12:03 PM 16,145 Views 0 Comments

It is expected that this age cohort will be offered a choice between the AZ and J&J vaccines or an mRNA vaccine.

# covid19-facts - Monday 17 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 360 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 360 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 17th 2021, 5:05 PM 78,701 Views 30 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

# covid19-facts - Sunday 16 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 802 new cases confirmed in Ireland over past two days
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 802 new cases confirmed in Ireland over past two days

May 16th 2021, 3:14 PM 128,231 Views 103 Comments

There are 109 people in hospital, including 42 in ICU.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 15 May, 2021

Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines didn't 'skip' or 'fail' animal trials
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines didn't 'skip' or 'fail' animal trials

May 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 15,557 Views 0 Comments

All four vaccines approved for use in Ireland have been tested on animals as well as humans.

# covid19-facts - Friday 14 May, 2021

Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading

May 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 26,659 Views 0 Comments

The claims have been made in recent weeks.

Holohan 'still strongly recommends against' antigen tests for general public: Key points from the weekly NPHET briefing
# Key Points
# Key Points

Holohan 'still strongly recommends against' antigen tests for general public: Key points from the weekly NPHET briefing

May 14th 2021, 4:17 PM 20,030 Views 30 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this afternoon.

Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 falls to below 100 for first time since September
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 falls to below 100 for first time since September

May 14th 2021, 7:47 AM 14,557 Views 20 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that it was a clear demonstration of the effect of the vaccine.