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#covid19

# covid19 - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

New draft guidelines say maternity restrictions should be 'minimum' needed to curb virus
# Labour
# Labour

New draft guidelines say maternity restrictions should be 'minimum' needed to curb virus

Updated Aug 31st 2021, 10:45 PM 18,593 Views 6 Comments

Senior health sources say new guidelines would allow partners to stay all through labour and birth in single-occupancy rooms.

NPHET to be 'significantly scaled back' from late October as restrictions end
# Scaled Back
# Scaled Back

NPHET to be 'significantly scaled back' from late October as restrictions end

Updated Aug 31st 2021, 7:55 PM 20,494 Views 24 Comments

NPHET and its sub-groups will move out of the ‘emergency phase’ of the pandemic.

Concerts, Communions and the return to offices: The key dates for lifting Covid restrictions
# Covid19
# Covid19

Concerts, Communions and the return to offices: The key dates for lifting Covid restrictions

Aug 31st 2021, 6:39 PM 113,862 Views 80 Comments
  • The Taoiseach announced four key dates, with all restrictions on events and indoor activities lifted from 22 October.
  • In September indoor events and entertainment venues will be subject to capacity limits.
Michelle O'Neill in self-isolation after testing positive for Covid-19
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill in self-isolation after testing positive for Covid-19

Aug 31st 2021, 2:39 PM 36,728 Views 39 Comments

“I am thankful to have had two doses of the vaccine,” O’Neill said on Twitter.

# covid19 - Friday 27 August, 2021

Deaths climbed 10% in first quarter of this year with one in every five due to Covid
# CSO Data
# CSO Data

Deaths climbed 10% in first quarter of this year with one in every five due to Covid

Aug 27th 2021, 11:05 PM 19,799 Views 42 Comments

Over one third of Ireland’s recorded Covid deaths occurred in the first quarter of this year.

Debunked: No, the Pfizer Covid jab and Comirnaty are not different vaccines
# Covid19
# Covid19

Debunked: No, the Pfizer Covid jab and Comirnaty are not different vaccines

Aug 27th 2021, 3:55 PM 6,489 Views 0 Comments

This name has been used for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine since December last year.

# covid19 - Thursday 26 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,866 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,866 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 26th 2021, 5:27 PM 41,858 Views 78 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest cases this evening.

# covid19 - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 2,051 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 2,051 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 25th 2021, 6:33 PM 84,912 Views 103 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest cases this evening.

# covid19 - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

NPHET key points: All Ireland, Electric Picnic, declining mask wearing and 'extremely high incidence'
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

NPHET key points: All Ireland, Electric Picnic, declining mask wearing and 'extremely high incidence'

Updated Aug 24th 2021, 5:51 PM 128,100 Views 139 Comments
  • CMO Tony Holohan said NPHET would not be opposed from a public health perspective to large events such as Electric Picnic taking place.
  • Holohan said that health officials will be expecting greater levels of flu and other viruses this winter.
  • A further 1,571 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Ireland.

# covid19 - Monday 23 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,592 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# LATEST CASES
# LATEST CASES

Coronavirus: 1,592 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Aug 23rd 2021, 5:36 PM 61,113 Views 98 Comments

There are 318 people in hospital with the virus, with 60 in intensive care.

# covid19 - Saturday 21 August, 2021

HSE chief urges people not to dismiss public health advice
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE chief urges people not to dismiss public health advice

Aug 21st 2021, 11:02 AM 21,567 Views 72 Comments

Paul Reid said it was “never too late” to get a Covid vaccine.

# covid19 - Friday 20 August, 2021

Transplant patients urged to get vaccinated due to 'high risk' of infection
# Transplants
# Transplants

Transplant patients urged to get vaccinated due to 'high risk' of infection

Aug 20th 2021, 2:09 PM 8,803 Views 0 Comments

Organ Donation and Transplant Ireland said today that patients who are unvaccinated are at very high risk of infection.

# covid19 - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

New Zealand PM Ardern warns coronavirus outbreak will grow
# Jacinda Ardern
# Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand PM Ardern warns coronavirus outbreak will grow

Aug 18th 2021, 8:43 AM 27,080 Views 34 Comments

Nationwide stay-at-home orders were issued yesterday when just one case had been identified.

# covid19 - Sunday 15 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,758 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 1,758 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 15th 2021, 3:05 PM 61,425 Views 63 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures this afternoon.

# covid19 - Friday 13 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,978 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,978 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 13th 2021, 5:39 PM 80,818 Views 179 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures this afternoon.

# covid19 - Thursday 12 August, 2021

Reader Q&A: Vaccine registration opens for the 12-15 age cohort today - here's what you need to know
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: Vaccine registration opens for the 12-15 age cohort today - here's what you need to know

Aug 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 28,391 Views 0 Comments
  • Officials are encouraging parents to consider all of the information available and discuss the vaccine with their children, Michelle Hennessy writes.
  • Several other European countries are also offering vaccines to this age cohort.

# covid19 - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about vaccine the roll-out to the 12-15 age cohort?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about vaccine the roll-out to the 12-15 age cohort?

Aug 10th 2021, 12:09 PM 10,843 Views 0 Comments

The portal is due to open for this age group on Thursday.

# covid19 - Saturday 7 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,828 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 1,828 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 7th 2021, 3:07 PM 123,017 Views 174 Comments

This is the highest daily total number of cases since January.

Walk-in Covid vaccination clinics are open this weekend - here's where they'll be
# Walk-ins Welcome
# Walk-ins Welcome

Walk-in Covid vaccination clinics are open this weekend - here's where they'll be

Updated Aug 7th 2021, 11:20 AM 56,094 Views 29 Comments

Last weekend over 30,000 people attended walk-in clinics.

# covid19 - Thursday 5 August, 2021

New guidance for maternity hospitals on allowing partners attend 12-week scans and C-sections
# Covid19
# Covid19

New guidance for maternity hospitals on allowing partners attend 12-week scans and C-sections

Aug 5th 2021, 4:53 PM 14,654 Views 8 Comments

Dr Colm Henry said hospitals have to balance the needs of pregnant women with the risk to unvaccinated women.

# covid19 - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,314 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 1,314 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 4th 2021, 5:59 PM 53,947 Views 86 Comments

There has been a total of 5,044 deaths related to Covid-19 in Ireland.

# covid19 - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Van Morrison drops legal challenge to live music ban in Northern Ireland
# Belfast High Court
# Belfast High Court

Van Morrison drops legal challenge to live music ban in Northern Ireland

Aug 3rd 2021, 9:51 PM 17,714 Views 38 Comments

It comes after a relaxation of coronavirus regulations by the Stormont Executive to allow live music to resume.

# covid19 - Saturday 31 July, 2021

Georgia and Malaysia added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
# Travel
# Travel

Georgia and Malaysia added to mandatory hotel quarantine list

Jul 31st 2021, 4:54 PM 18,537 Views 11 Comments

Kuwait has been removed from the list of designated states with effect from today.

Coronavirus: 1,427 new cases confirmed, as Ireland reaches 300,000 case milestone
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,427 new cases confirmed, as Ireland reaches 300,000 case milestone

Jul 31st 2021, 4:04 PM 66,795 Views 105 Comments

The latest figures were announced by the Department of Health today.

# covid19 - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,361 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,361 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 29th 2021, 5:33 PM 46,255 Views 87 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Secondary students: 'Covid jab rollout welcome but it's vital we're part of conversation'
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Secondary students: 'Covid jab rollout welcome but it's vital we're part of conversation'

Jul 29th 2021, 2:30 PM 8,499 Views 9 Comments

Parental consent will have to be given for those aged 12-15.

# covid19 - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,408 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: 1,408 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 28th 2021, 3:21 PM 79,215 Views 99 Comments

The Department confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

# covid19 - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,120 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,120 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 27th 2021, 5:50 PM 74,005 Views 99 Comments

142 patients are in hospital with Covid-19, including 27 in intensive care units.

# covid19 - Monday 26 July, 2021

US maintains restrictions on travel due to rising Delta cases
# Travel
# Travel

US maintains restrictions on travel due to rising Delta cases

Updated Jul 26th 2021, 10:50 PM 41,087 Views 19 Comments

“We will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.

Covid-19 vaccine portal will open for people aged 16 and 17 tomorrow
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Covid-19 vaccine portal will open for people aged 16 and 17 tomorrow

Jul 26th 2021, 8:14 PM 49,950 Views 96 Comments

The health minister announced the news today.

Challenge brought over State's refusal to hold inquiry into Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes
# High Court
# High Court

Challenge brought over State's refusal to hold inquiry into Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes

Jul 26th 2021, 7:18 PM 17,479 Views 11 Comments

Most of the applicants had a relative who is recorded as having died from covid19 while in a care home in Ireland.

Northern Ireland theatres to reopen as ministers agree further Covid relaxations
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland theatres to reopen as ministers agree further Covid relaxations

Jul 26th 2021, 6:50 PM 8,406 Views 8 Comments

The rules will change at 6pm on Tuesday.

Planning to eat or drink indoors at a restaurant or bar today? Here's what you need to know
# Indoor Hospitality
# Indoor Hospitality

Planning to eat or drink indoors at a restaurant or bar today? Here's what you need to know

Jul 26th 2021, 11:54 AM 36,042 Views 72 Comments
  • A maximum of six adults will be allowed at a table.
  • Customers will be asked for proof of immunity and photo ID before they are seated.
  • One person at the table will also have to provide contact details.

# covid19 - Sunday 25 July, 2021

US faces ‘unnecessary predicament’ due to unvaccinated Americans, says Fauci
# Delta Wave
# Delta Wave

US faces ‘unnecessary predicament’ due to unvaccinated Americans, says Fauci

Jul 25th 2021, 5:17 PM 37,961 Views 75 Comments

Dr Anthony Fauci said recommending that the vaccinated wear masks is ‘under active consideration’.

# covid19 - Friday 23 July, 2021

Officials advise holidays abroad only after vaccination as travel-related cases rise sharply
# Covid19
# Covid19

Officials advise holidays abroad only after vaccination as travel-related cases rise sharply

Jul 23rd 2021, 10:20 AM 24,628 Views 84 Comments

Public health doctors are reporting an increasing number of cases in people who travelled abroad before full immunity kicked in.

# covid19 - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Almost one third of Covid cases in last two weeks in children under 13
# Covid19
# Covid19

Almost one third of Covid cases in last two weeks in children under 13

Jul 22nd 2021, 4:12 PM 38,208 Views 82 Comments

Positivity rates in some areas is as high as 25%.

# covid19 - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,378 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,378 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 21st 2021, 5:07 PM 82,034 Views 120 Comments

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

'A hidden pandemic of orphanhood': One million children worldwide have lost a parent to Covid-19
# Study
# Study

'A hidden pandemic of orphanhood': One million children worldwide have lost a parent to Covid-19

Jul 21st 2021, 6:00 AM 7,824 Views 4 Comments

A new study based Covid-19 orphanhood figures on mortality data from 21 countries accounting for 77% of global Covid-19 deaths.

# covid19 - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,110 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,110 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 20th 2021, 5:31 PM 67,412 Views 121 Comments

Almost 7,700 cases of Covid-19 have been notified in the last seven days.

10% of people who tested positive for Covid yesterday were vaccinated
# Covid19
# Covid19

10% of people who tested positive for Covid yesterday were vaccinated

Updated Jul 20th 2021, 2:45 PM 113,363 Views 141 Comments

Health officials have warned that a fourth wave will break through the protection offered by vaccines.