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# covid19 - Saturday 26 September, 2020

WHO warns virus death toll could surpass two million without collective action

The number of cases worldwide has soared past 32 million,

# covid19 - Thursday 24 September, 2020

HSE urges people to reduce contacts with average for positive case now at six

CEO Paul Reid said the numbers failing to turn up for their swab appointments has reduced now.

'Exhausted' healthcare workers worry about long winter as Covid-19 hospital numbers rise

Doctors treating patients with the disease have said the severity of the illness for those admitted to hospital has not changed.

NPHET to meet to consider further restrictions as Ministers urge caution

Public Health Officials last night confirmed 234 new cases – including 103 in Dublin – and two further deaths.

# covid19 - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Public health officials renew appeal to reduce our contacts as 234 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

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

'It's like turning an aircraft carrier': Public health officials encouraged by Dublin's five-day Covid incidence but urge caution

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 is currently 70.4, with Dublin’s rate almost double that at 138.0 per 100,000.

# covid19 - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Boris Johnson to address Commons as UK braces for 'tough six months'

Johnson will set out steps to tackle a second wave of coronavirus when he appears before MPs today.

# covid19 - Monday 21 September, 2020

'We've been going for 188 years, we've been through it all': Pubs promise to prioritise safety on the big reopening day

So-called ‘wet pubs’ in Dublin will have to wait at least another three weeks to reopen.

# covid19 - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 396 new cases - including 241 in Dublin

The figures were announced by health officials this evening.

Matt Hancock says new lockdown restrictions in London within days cannot be ruled out

The number of cases per 100,000 people over seven days is reported to have increased in London from 18.8 to around 25 earlier in the week.

India set to overtake US as country worst hit by coronavirus

Today’s surge raised the country’s virus tally to more than 5.4 million.

# covid19 - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 274 new cases - including 166 in Dublin

The figures were announced by health officials this evening.

Blanchardstown, Tallaght top Covid-19 incidence rate in Dublin

Data on real-time incidence of Covid-19 by local electoral area has been published on the Government’s online Covid-19 data hub.

# covid19 - Friday 18 September, 2020

IRFU losses due to Covid expected to exceed €30 million this year

The Oireachtas Covid-19 committee will hear concerns from sports organisations today about their financial viability.

# covid19 - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Senior NHS officials contacted HSE seeking help for Covid-19 tests

Paul Reid was defending Ireland’s testing capacity following a surge in demand for Covid-19 tests in recent weeks.

NPHET recommends indoor dining in Dublin's restaurants and pubs should stop

CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins said this evening that he is “shocked” by the recommendation.

'Significant' cluster in Wales linked to coach trip that included passengers who were awaiting test results

The group were on a trip to Doncaster Races but did not have tickets and did not enter the site, instead visiting a number of pubs.

Coronavirus: One further death and 240 new cases - including 119 in Dublin

NPHET met today and has recommended the government implement further restrictions on those living in the capital.

Coronavirus: Dublin should move to Level 3 of Covid restrictions, NPHET recommends

The NPHET advice will be considered by Cabinet tomorrow.

14 deaths in September, 77,000 tests, a rising 14-day incidence rate: Here's where Ireland stands as winter approaches

We’ve put together the latest statistics – and how to find them – on how Covid-19 is spreading in Ireland and what that means.

# covid19 - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Gardaí recorded 16 breaches of Covid guidelines in pubs and restaurants in the past week

The breaches occurred between 7 and 13 September.

NPHET warns deaths and hospitalisations will see exponential growth 'if people do nothing'

“Hospitalisations are increasing and we’re sadly seeing people die,” said Professor Philip Nolan.

'The people of Europe are still suffering': EU chief calls for stronger health union amid pandemic

Ursula von der Leyen announced the creation of a new agency for biomedical advanced research.

Children's Ombudsman says State must ensure vulnerable children are not be 'left behind' due to Covid

Dr Niall Muldoon said vulnerable children are finding it much more difficult to manage through the pandemic.

# covid19 - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Cabinet members no longer restricting movements after Health Minister Stephen Donnelly tests negative for Covid-19

Cabinet was adjourned after Donnelly began feeling unwell and was referred for a test.

'We are very worried about Dublin': Taoiseach concerned as 218 new cases confirmed in the capital

His comments come as the Government published a colour-coded roadmap for the country.

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to remain open for new applicants until end of 2020

Changes to payment rates will still go ahead as planned on 17 September.

The number of Covid-19 cases in Irish hospitals is now 68, the highest figure since mid-June

There are currently 13 C0vid-19 cases in ICU – the highest figure since 30 June.

Weddings with up to 50 people allowed under 'Level 2' - including in Dublin

Even under the lowest level in the government’s new plan, numbers allowed at weddings will be restricted to 100.

Data shows Ireland's 14-day incidence rate now 46.8, Dublin double that at 89.1

Dublin – which has seen a spike in cases since late August – is highest at 89.1 while Sligo is the lowest at 3.1 per 100,000.

# covid19 - Monday 14 September, 2020

Queuing system for the jacks, individually wrapped straws and everyone out by 11.30pm: Here are the guidelines for pubs reopening

So-called ‘wet pubs’ in Ireland are permitted to reopen from 21 September.

Coronavirus: 208 new cases and no further deaths confirmed in Ireland

108 of the new cases reported today are in Dublin.

Planning permission granted for North-South electricity interconnector

Stormont Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said it will create a 400kv overhead electricity line connecting with the Republic of Ireland.

Self-isolation period for Covid-19 cases reduced to 10 days from 14

People must still restrict their movements for 14 days if they are a close contact.

Varadkar warns of restrictions in Dublin over ‘worrying’ rise in Covid-19 cases

There has been a 20-fold increase in the incidence rate of the virus in Dublin over the last few weeks, the Tánaiste said.

# covid19 - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Concern for employees at meat processing plants as working conditions 'fall off radar' and testing paused

The HSE this week said it had decided to prioritise testing in the community.

Taxi drivers 'leaving in droves' as industry hit hard by pandemic

Many drivers have been off the roads since March and there is still little work for them.

# covid19 - Friday 11 September, 2020

Nursing home residents in Dublin restricted to one nominated visitor as cases continue to climb in capital

More than half of daily Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Dublin.

Widespread Covid-19 testing to begin tomorrow in all direct provision centres

The testing rollout follows a recommendation from NPHET.

Coronavirus: 211 new cases and one new death confirmed in Ireland

Health officials released the latest Covid-19 figures this evening.