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# covid19 - Friday 16 October, 2020

Ballyjamesduff in Cavan has highest Covid-19 incidence rate, Ballyfermot-Drimnagh has highest in Dublin

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate overall now stands at 206.7 cases per 100,000.

Court overturns order to shut Berlin's bars and restaurants from 11pm

The court said “it was not apparent” that such a measure could help fight coronavirus.

# covid19 - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Concerns over 'significant delay' in delivery of flu vaccine from HSE supplier

Pharmacists have said the uncertainty about deliveries and cancellation of appointments may undermine the vaccination programme.

Outbreak of Covid-19 among residents and staff at Dublin nursing home

Residents and staff who tested positive are now isolating.

Data in detail: Over 100,000 tests, 238 hospitalised cases, a rising 5-day incidence

NPHET is meeting this afternoon to consider additional Covid-19 restrictions.

Covid-19: Zero ICU beds available in nine acute hospitals across Ireland

It comes after health officials confirmed 1.095 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland and five further deaths.

# covid19 - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Coronavirus: Northern Ireland reports 1,217 cases - a record daily high

New restrictions announced by the Executive this morning will remain in place for four weeks.

Explainer: What are the new Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland?

The majority of the restrictions will kick in on Friday and will be in place for four weeks.

Poll: Do you think the budget will support everyone through Covid-19? Budget2021 This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the budget will support everyone through Covid-19?

A raft of spending measures were announced yesterday as part of Budget 2021.

Northern Ireland: Schools to close for two weeks, pubs and restaurants to shut in four week 'circuit breaker' lockdown

Pubs and restaurants are set to close for all four weeks with schools closing for two.

Warning that Republic will follow North's Covid-19 trend without 'radical' change in behaviours this week

Dr Mary Favier said the health service here faces a greater challenge due to resourcing deficiencies.

Dutch prime minister orders bars and restaurants to close in new 'partial lockdown'

The sale of alcohol and cannabis will also be banned after 8pm.

# covid19 - Monday 12 October, 2020

'It won't be possible to protect nursing homes': CMO warns of widespread community transmission

Dr Holohan said protective measures in the nursing homes will not be enough to keep the virus out if transmission in the community continues to increase.

Coronavirus: One death and 825 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the situation across the country this evening.

# covid19 - Friday 9 October, 2020

Graduated system of fines to be drafted for breaking Covid-19 rules

Laws will now be drafted by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly and Justice Minister Helen McEntee.

EU members green light 'colour coded' travel policy

Ireland agreed in principle last month to sign up to the EU system.

# covid19 - Thursday 8 October, 2020

NPHET recommends no additional Covid-19 restrictions following meeting today

Level 3 restrictions are in place nationwide, after the Government rejected NPHET’s recommendation on Sunday to move to Level 5.

Coronavirus: One more death and 506 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

HSE says hospital system 'challenged but not overwhelmed' though trends remain 'a strong concern'

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that some hospitals may have to start deferring or cancelling procedures.

Covid-19: Thick-skinned Holohan returns with warning of 'further deterioration' since Sunday's Level 5 advice

NPHET last night reported five deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland and 611 new cases.

# covid19 - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Coronavirus: One further death and 432 new cases

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

Laois nursing home confirms Covid-19 outbreak with 31 cases

Ten members of staff have tested positive for the virus.

# covid19 - Monday 5 October, 2020

As it happened: Taoiseach confirms nationwide Level 3 restrictions after rejecting Level 5 recommendation

The Taoiseach addressed the nation this evening.

Nursing home sector 'concerned' as CMO highlights outbreaks in letter to government

The government is expected to reject NPHET’s advice and move the rest of the country to Level 3.

New Covid-19 restrictions take effect in Derry and Strabane

The new measures officially come into place today.

'They need to dramatically change their attitude': Concern that HSE will struggle to recruit for new beds

An additional 251 acute beds are to be opened in the last three months of 2020.

# covid19 - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

'The window for it not to be a national issue is closing': Worry as Covid-19 incidence rate rises nationwide

At a briefing this evening a number of examples were described where the virus was spread in social settings.

Coronavirus: One death and 429 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 189 in Dublin

The figures were released at a briefing from the Department of Health this evening.

How many ICU beds do we actually have and what happened to the Covid surge capacity?

During the height of the pandemic, hospitals used high dependency and post-operative beds on a temporary basis.

# covid19 - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Coronavirus: One death and 363 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 154 in Dublin

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

Authorities agree to work together to discourage repeat of 'disturbing' Galway scenes

Yesterday the Acting CMO said the number of cases in Galway has increased over the past week.

Covid-19 unemployment rates fell in September but 'significant impact' remains

CSO figures show that the unemployment rate in September for people aged 15 to 24 rose to 18.9% – down from 19.5% in August.

'Across all age groups': Donegal outbreaks linked to Communions, house parties and retirement celebrations

Dr Anthony Breslin said it is hoped that the impact of restrictions in the country will be seen by the end of next week.

# covid19 - Monday 28 September, 2020

Rapid Covid-19 tests to be rolled out worldwide in low and middle-income countries

The WHO said the tests “will enable expansion of testing, particularly in countries that do not have extensive laboratory facilities or trained health workers.”

Covid-19: Seventy cases in Cork traced to pubs and restaurants in recent weeks

“That’s in the context of 350 cases in Cork over the past fortnight,” said Dr Ronan Glynn.

'I was told I would be in the induced coma for a few days, but I actually woke up two months later'

Martin, a healthcare worker in his 30s, was told he would be in a coma for a few days. He was in a coma for over two months.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 390 new cases confirmed in Ireland, 209 in Dublin

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

# covid19 - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Flu levels may be lower this year - but with Covid-19 around winter could be more dangerous than ever

A “twin attack” of Covid-19 and flu could be devastating for vulnerable groups.

# covid19 - Saturday 26 September, 2020

16 arrested after clashing with police at anti-lockdown protest in central London

Bottles were thrown and police used batons against protesters, leaving some with visible injuries.

Further restrictions in other counties 'not inevitable', says Acting Chief Medical Officer

Glynn appealed to seven counties to pay special attention to public health advice.