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# covid19-facts - Thursday 4 February, 2021

152,200 first doses and 77,000 second doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in Ireland
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# Covid19

152,200 first doses and 77,000 second doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in Ireland

Feb 4th 2021, 2:06 PM 17,750 Views 48 Comments

The HSE has provided an update on the vaccine programme.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Coronavirus: 94 deaths and 1,013 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 94 deaths and 1,013 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Feb 3rd 2021, 6:02 PM 107,007 Views 84 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

GlaxoSmithKline and CureVac to make Covid vaccines targeting new variants
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# Coronavirus

GlaxoSmithKline and CureVac to make Covid vaccines targeting new variants

Feb 3rd 2021, 12:08 PM 14,638 Views 6 Comments

The UK-based firm is teaming up with Germany’s CureVac.

Over 500 Covid-19 patients receiving critical care in Irish hospitals
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# ICU

Over 500 Covid-19 patients receiving critical care in Irish hospitals

Feb 3rd 2021, 9:25 AM 26,889 Views 24 Comments

There are 205 patients in ICU and 301 others receiving critical care outside of ICU.

WHO team visits virus lab in Wuhan as part of Covid-19 probe
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO team visits virus lab in Wuhan as part of Covid-19 probe

Feb 3rd 2021, 7:49 AM 16,676 Views 26 Comments

The lab is at the heart of a controversial and unproven theory that it could have been the source of the first coronavirus outbreak.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Coronavirus: 101 deaths and 879 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 101 deaths and 879 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Feb 2nd 2021, 5:57 PM 144,166 Views 230 Comments

The total number of cases has reached 198,424.

Ireland to get first 35,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next week
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# Covid-19

Ireland to get first 35,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next week

Updated Feb 2nd 2021, 11:20 AM 45,336 Views 111 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said that 1.1 million doses of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines are to be delivered by the end of March.

Here's why NPHET believes Zero Covid wouldn't work in Ireland
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# Covid19

Here's why NPHET believes Zero Covid wouldn't work in Ireland

Feb 2nd 2021, 10:04 AM 35,882 Views 83 Comments

Health officials have said there are many similarities between their approach and the proposed strategy, but the differences are important.

# covid19-facts - Monday 1 February, 2021

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid-19 vaccines and their roll-out in Ireland?
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# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid-19 vaccines and their roll-out in Ireland?

Feb 1st 2021, 3:43 PM 15,128 Views 0 Comments

With three vaccines now approved for use in the EU – and each reporting supply issues – what do you want to know?

# covid19-facts - Friday 29 January, 2021

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?
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# Covid19

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?

Jan 29th 2021, 6:34 PM 65,342 Views 55 Comments

The EU is under increasing pressure as member states face unexpected supply issues just one month into their vaccine programmes.

Dr Colm Henry: There was a 10-fold increase in people sick with Covid from start of December to January
# Hospital Capacity
# Hospital Capacity

Dr Colm Henry: There was a 10-fold increase in people sick with Covid from start of December to January

Jan 29th 2021, 9:43 AM 13,969 Views 4 Comments

As of yesterday, there are 1,620 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 216 in ICU.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 28 January, 2021

3% of the population have been vaccinated, as Covid hospitalisations continue to fall
# Hospital Capacity
# Hospital Capacity

3% of the population have been vaccinated, as Covid hospitalisations continue to fall

Jan 28th 2021, 10:59 AM 28,883 Views 78 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said that 66,000 people in long term residential care homes have been vaccinated.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Donnelly says vaccine timeframe is 'realistic' as 217 people with Covid-19 in ICUs
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# Hospital Capacity

Donnelly says vaccine timeframe is 'realistic' as 217 people with Covid-19 in ICUs

Jan 27th 2021, 1:12 PM 25,323 Views 40 Comments

The Health Minister said today that he still thinks it’s realistic to expect all adults to be offered a Covid vaccine by September.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Coronavirus: 90 deaths and 928 new cases confirmed, bringing the death toll in Ireland to over 3,000
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 90 deaths and 928 new cases confirmed, bringing the death toll in Ireland to over 3,000

Updated Jan 26th 2021, 6:41 PM 141,429 Views 206 Comments

The National Public Health Emergency Team confirmed the latest figures in a statement this evening.

Travellers into Ireland to be subject to mandatory quarantine at home or in a hotel, government says
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# Level 5

Travellers into Ireland to be subject to mandatory quarantine at home or in a hotel, government says

Updated Jan 26th 2021, 6:16 PM 58,531 Views 75 Comments

Micheál Martin announced the extended measures this afternoon.

There are 1,823 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and 216 people in ICU
# Hospital Capacity
# Hospital Capacity

There are 1,823 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and 216 people in ICU

Jan 26th 2021, 12:22 PM 13,158 Views 10 Comments

Prof Philip Nolan has said that he expects hospital admissions to “remain very high for weeks”.

Germany joins AstraZeneca in rejecting 'completely incorrect' reports on Covid vaccine efficacy in elderly
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# Over 65s

Germany joins AstraZeneca in rejecting 'completely incorrect' reports on Covid vaccine efficacy in elderly

Updated Jan 26th 2021, 11:33 AM 76,319 Views 41 Comments

Two German newspaper reports cast doubt on the effectiveness of the Oxford vaccine among older age groups.

Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew
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# Riots

Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew

Jan 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 40,633 Views 51 Comments

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has said herd immunity could be achieved this year.

# covid19-facts - Monday 25 January, 2021

Glynn says quarantine plans 'welcome': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
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# Coronavirus

Glynn says quarantine plans 'welcome': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Jan 25th 2021, 7:59 PM 61,425 Views 29 Comments

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

Three-quarters of people say they will take Covid-19 vaccine
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# Coronavirus

Three-quarters of people say they will take Covid-19 vaccine

Jan 25th 2021, 6:30 AM 20,294 Views 51 Comments

Almost one-fifth of people are unsure and 7% will not take a vaccine, according to a new survey.

# covid19-facts - Sunday 24 January, 2021

650 Covid-19 patients are receiving critical care, including 214 in ICU
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# Vaccine

650 Covid-19 patients are receiving critical care, including 214 in ICU

Updated Jan 24th 2021, 3:23 PM 54,041 Views 83 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said health teams are ‘battling to save lives’.

No deaths in Europe directly linked to Covid vaccine, experts say
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# Covid-19

No deaths in Europe directly linked to Covid vaccine, experts say

Jan 24th 2021, 11:46 AM 30,184 Views 34 Comments

Health agencies say the vast majority of post-vaccination fatalities were among people who were elderly and already vulnerable.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 23 January, 2021

Taoiseach says there will be restrictions for six months, schools may not reopen until March
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# Covid-19

Taoiseach says there will be restrictions for six months, schools may not reopen until March

Updated Jan 23rd 2021, 2:55 PM 220,061 Views 227 Comments

Micheál Martin said he is concerned about the UK strain of the virus, and vaccine delivery delays.

# covid19-facts - Friday 22 January, 2021

Explainer: Why is mandatory quarantine being debated again and what are other countries doing?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: Why is mandatory quarantine being debated again and what are other countries doing?

Updated Jan 22nd 2021, 7:33 PM 23,731 Views 35 Comments

A mandatory 14-day quarantine is in place in Australia and other countries for people travelling from abroad.

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 2,371 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 2,371 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:18 PM 89,660 Views 160 Comments
  • 219 people are in ICU today
  • Dr Tony Holohan has urged people to stay at home this weekend to minimise the spread of Covid-19
  • Of today's cases, 757 were in Dublin, 237 in Cork and 154 in Waterford
10% of all Covid-19 deaths in Ireland since beginning of pandemic occurred last week
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# CSO Covid Data

10% of all Covid-19 deaths in Ireland since beginning of pandemic occurred last week

Jan 22nd 2021, 1:34 PM 15,805 Views 59 Comments

That’s according to the latest statistics released by the CSO this morning.

'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit
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# Covid19

'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit

Updated Jan 22nd 2021, 1:00 PM 54,163 Views 83 Comments
  • Paul Reid said that transmission is "extremely different", with whole families getting sick from Covid-19.
  • An Oireachtas Committee heard that over 6,500 workers in acute hospitals are currently on sick leave.
  • There have been 523 Covid deaths in January, with the CMO predicting that this could rise up to 1,000.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 21 January, 2021

'We still have a very large burden of infection': 51 deaths and 2,608 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

'We still have a very large burden of infection': 51 deaths and 2,608 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

Updated Jan 21st 2021, 6:20 PM 107,685 Views 177 Comments

The figures were confirmed by public health officials this evening.

Taoiseach says restrictions will likely continue 'well into' February and possibly beyond
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# Level 5

Taoiseach says restrictions will likely continue 'well into' February and possibly beyond

Jan 21st 2021, 9:43 AM 89,379 Views 226 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said Covid-19 transmission rates are too high to ease restrictions
  • Schools and construction are "essential" and will be examined separately to other sectors
  • Yesterday 61 more deaths and 2,488 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland
Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come
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# Coronavirus

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come

Jan 21st 2021, 6:58 AM 18,421 Views 40 Comments

405,400 people have died from the disease, more than the 405,399 total US combat and non-combat deaths in WWII.

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?
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# Factfind

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?

Jan 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 49,072 Views 0 Comments

Debate about the safety of schools in relation to Covid-19 is ongoing.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Coronavirus: 61 deaths and 2,488 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 61 deaths and 2,488 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 20th 2021, 5:40 PM 116,415 Views 171 Comments

The figures were confirmed by public health officials this evening.

There are 1,919 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 210 in ICU
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# Covid19 Facts

There are 1,919 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 210 in ICU

Jan 20th 2021, 12:20 PM 25,425 Views 28 Comments

19 people were admitted to an ICU in the past 24 hours, and eight people were discharged.

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms
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# Coronavirus

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms

Jan 20th 2021, 8:48 AM 11,122 Views 21 Comments

Incoming US President Joe Biden focused on healing at a memorial for victims on the eve of his inauguration.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Coronavirus: 93 deaths and 2,001 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 93 deaths and 2,001 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 19th 2021, 5:53 PM 136,768 Views 147 Comments

The figures were confirmed by public health officials this evening.

'We're well in the surge now for critical care': 202 people with Covid-19 are in ICU
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# Surge Capacity

'We're well in the surge now for critical care': 202 people with Covid-19 are in ICU

Updated Jan 19th 2021, 3:20 PM 35,226 Views 98 Comments
  • Cabinet to consider proposals for remunerating student nurses on placement during the pandemic.
  • The Beacon Hospital signed up to the HSE's 'safety net' deal for private beds during the third Covid-19 wave.
  • GPs and pharmacists are to be paid almost €91 million to vaccinate 1.5 million people.
All 18 private hospitals now signed up to surge capacity deal as Beacon accepts arrangement
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# Private Hospitals

All 18 private hospitals now signed up to surge capacity deal as Beacon accepts arrangement

Jan 19th 2021, 1:31 PM 13,879 Views 26 Comments

Until today, the Beacon Hospital had been the only private hospital not to sign up to the deal.

Explainer: We're into our surge ICU capacity in hospitals - so what does that mean?
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# Covid19

Explainer: We're into our surge ICU capacity in hospitals - so what does that mean?

Jan 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 34,676 Views 40 Comments

Hospitals are under increasing pressure, with patients in all age cohorts needing critical care.

# covid19-facts - Monday 18 January, 2021

Coronavirus: Eight deaths and 2,121 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: Eight deaths and 2,121 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 18th 2021, 5:48 PM 121,806 Views 198 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed this evening.

There are now 2,023 people with Covid-19 in hospital
# Hospitalisations
# Hospitalisations

There are now 2,023 people with Covid-19 in hospital

Updated Jan 18th 2021, 12:56 PM 57,987 Views 88 Comments
  • Over 400 people with Covid-19 are receiving high-grade ventilation and respiratory support inside and outside of ICU.
  • 17 of Ireland’s 18 private hospitals have signed up to a “safety net” deal.
  • As of last Wednesday, 77,303 people have received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.