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#covid19 facts

# covid19-facts - Monday 24 August, 2020

Coronavirus: No deaths and 147 new cases in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

# covid19-facts - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Coronavirus: No deaths and 61 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures in a statement this evening.

Debunked: No, wearing a face mask does not 'disrupt pH levels' and increase cancer risk

A widely shared Facebook post incorrectly claims that wearing a mask causes people to breathe in their own carbon dioxide.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 156 new cases in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

# covid19-facts - Friday 21 August, 2020

Coronavirus: No deaths and 79 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Of today’s cases, 21 cases have been identified as community transmission.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 20 August, 2020

HSE releases results of first Covid-19 antibody study

The HPSC estimates a national prevalence rate of 1.7%.

Coronavirus: One death and 136 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update this evening on the spread of the disease.

Explainer: What's the latest advice about Covid-19 symptoms and when should you seek a test?

Hrere’s another look at Ireland’s testing system and how it works.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 54 new cases in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

The Explainer: What led to the new Covid-19 restrictions?

This week’s episode sees Professor Philip Nolan, chair of NPHET, talk us through the decision making.

Where is Ireland right now when it comes to Covid-19? Here's what the statistics available tell us

There have been more new confirmed cases already this month than in June and July combined.

Covid-19 may enter the body by targeting part of nose responsible for smell, new research suggests

The study may also offer clues as to why Covid-19 is so infectious.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Explainer: The biggest changes as the government tightens restrictions at 'critical moment'

A whole range of significant measures were introduced today.

Weddings of 50 people still permitted indoors 'until further decision made'

The government this evening unveiled a range of fresh guidance on social gatherings and sport.

Social visit restrictions: 'Please do not have more than six people over to your house or garden'

The fresh measures are aimed at addressing larger numbers at private house parties.

Coronavirus: One more death and 190 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

Government advises over 70s to limit interactions, tells people to limit home visits to six people

Health officials have expressed concern at rising case numbers in recent weeks.

# covid19-facts - Monday 17 August, 2020

Coronavirus: No deaths and 56 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have given an update this evening following a meeting of NPHET.

# covid19-facts - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Coronavirus: No deaths and 66 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Groupthink, fatigue and divilment: Why do people share fake news?

Misinformation has never been more widely shared in Ireland than during the Covid-19 pandemic.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Coronavirus: 200 new cases as daily figures reach highest level since May

The figures were released this evening.

# covid19-facts - Friday 14 August, 2020

What the latest figures tell us about cases in LOKdown counties - and new, smaller clusters further afield

A number of counties are experiencing new outbreaks, but smaller in scale compared to the counties where restrictions are in place.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 92 more cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have given an update on national situation as well as local outbreaks in the Midlands.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Coronavirus: One new death and 40 more cases confirmed in Ireland

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

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Coronavirus: One death and 35 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

# covid19-facts - Monday 10 August, 2020

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 57 more cases confirmed in Ireland

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

Explainer: How gardaí are policing the new regulations for Kildare, Laois and Offaly

As part of Operation Fanacht, garda checkpoints were in place in the three counties over the weekend.

Explainer: Everything to know about new face covering regulations

You have to wear a face covering in most shops from today.

# covid19-facts - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 68 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

# covid19-facts - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Coronavirus: One death and 174 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

# covid19-facts - Friday 7 August, 2020

Coronavirus: 4 deaths and 98 new cases in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Coronavirus: No deaths and 50 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest Covid-19 figures were released by the Department of Health today.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Coronavirus: No deaths and 45 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

# covid19-facts - Monday 3 August, 2020

Coronavirus: No deaths and 46 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

# covid19-facts - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Coronavirus: No deaths and 53 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Today’s case numbers mean the five-day average is now 47.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Coronavirus: No deaths and 45 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Today’s case numbers come on the back of 38 cases being confirmed yesterday and 85 on Thursday.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Health officials 'very concerned' at spike in Covid-19 cases

Eighty-five new cases were reported today.

Coronavirus: One death and 85 new cases confirmed in Ireland

A briefing by the Department of Health is being held this evening.

Covid-19 contact tracing app launches in Northern Ireland

The app is called Stop Covid NI.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Coronavirus: No deaths and 14 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.