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#covid19

# covid19 - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Northern Ireland Chief Scientific Officer ‘very concerned’ at Covid vaccine rates
# Stalling
# Stalling

Northern Ireland Chief Scientific Officer ‘very concerned’ at Covid vaccine rates

Jul 20th 2021, 12:53 PM 24,709 Views 18 Comments

Just 56% of the 18-29 age group have come forward for a jab.

# covid19 - Monday 19 July, 2021

'We're on our way to Bordeaux': Thousands pass through Irish airports as restrictions are lifted
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

'We're on our way to Bordeaux': Thousands pass through Irish airports as restrictions are lifted

Jul 19th 2021, 8:21 PM 41,142 Views 21 Comments

Ireland has implemented the EU Covid Certificate, allowing people who are fully vaccinated to travel freely.

# covid19 - Saturday 17 July, 2021

What exactly is happening with Delta in the UK - and what can Ireland learn from it?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

What exactly is happening with Delta in the UK - and what can Ireland learn from it?

Jul 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 40,452 Views 35 Comments

Scientists advising the UK government expect the third wave of infection to peak in mid-August.

# covid19 - Friday 16 July, 2021

Canada set to reopen to all vaccinated visitors in September
# Travel
# Travel

Canada set to reopen to all vaccinated visitors in September

Jul 16th 2021, 6:59 AM 13,349 Views 9 Comments

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country is set to reopen to vaccinated Americans next month.

# covid19 - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Covid vaccine portal will open for people aged 25-29 tomorrow
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Covid vaccine portal will open for people aged 25-29 tomorrow

Jul 15th 2021, 9:46 AM 45,849 Views 53 Comments

This group will be able to register for an mRNA vaccine.

French police fire tear gas as thousands protest against Covid vaccine rules
# Health Pass
# Health Pass

French police fire tear gas as thousands protest against Covid vaccine rules

Jul 15th 2021, 7:38 AM 24,672 Views 138 Comments

Demonstrators also gathered in Dublin to protest against the use of vaccine passes.

# covid19 - Monday 12 July, 2021

Coronavirus: 600 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 600 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 12th 2021, 5:50 PM 70,890 Views 110 Comments

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

# covid19 - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Coronavirus: 576 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 576 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 11th 2021, 3:00 PM 60,911 Views 120 Comments

58 patients are in hospital, including 16 in ICU.

# covid19 - Saturday 10 July, 2021

EU hits goal of delivering vaccines for 70% of adults, says von der Leyen
# Target
# Target

EU hits goal of delivering vaccines for 70% of adults, says von der Leyen

Jul 10th 2021, 2:26 PM 14,389 Views 25 Comments

The European Commission President said “the EU has kept its word.”

Over 55% of Irish adults now fully vaccinated against Covid as 275,000 doses given this week
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Over 55% of Irish adults now fully vaccinated against Covid as 275,000 doses given this week

Jul 10th 2021, 12:33 PM 22,639 Views 76 Comments

Over 70% of adults have had at least one dose.

# covid19 - Friday 9 July, 2021

Coronavirus: 631 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 631 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 9th 2021, 5:33 PM 82,592 Views 166 Comments

50 patients are in hospital, including 15 in ICU.

# covid19 - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Govt to issue 1.9 million digital certs Monday but they won't be compulsory for travel, says Minister
# EU Covid Pass
# EU Covid Pass

Govt to issue 1.9 million digital certs Monday but they won't be compulsory for travel, says Minister

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 6:22 PM 56,216 Views 46 Comments

Minister of State Ossian Smyth said the Covid pass would speed things up at the airport.

Delta variant to 'outmatch' Ireland's supply of Covid-19 vaccines in coming weeks
# HSE Briefing
# HSE Briefing

Delta variant to 'outmatch' Ireland's supply of Covid-19 vaccines in coming weeks

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 4:30 PM 78,012 Views 126 Comments

Some 4.5 million vaccine doses have been administered to date, and over two million people are fully vaccinated.

# covid19 - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Coronavirus: 581 new cases confirmed in Ireland, highest count in two months
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 581 new cases confirmed in Ireland, highest count in two months

Updated Jul 7th 2021, 6:58 PM 82,108 Views 183 Comments

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

Dr Mike Ryan: 'We're underestimating the tsunami of mental health issues emerging'
# Public Health
# Public Health

Dr Mike Ryan: 'We're underestimating the tsunami of mental health issues emerging'

Jul 7th 2021, 12:32 PM 21,946 Views 31 Comments

Dr Ryan also spoke of how inequality has led to poorer outcomes for marginalised groups during the pandemic.

# covid19 - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Vaccine registration for people aged 30 to 34 brought forward to tomorrow
# Covid19
# Covid19

Vaccine registration for people aged 30 to 34 brought forward to tomorrow

Jul 6th 2021, 9:53 AM 49,093 Views 45 Comments

This group will be able to register for an mRNA vaccine.

Festivals, football and foreign travel: how successful have large-scale test events been in Europe?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Festivals, football and foreign travel: how successful have large-scale test events been in Europe?

Jul 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 15,508 Views 12 Comments
  • Several pilot events across Europe have had encouraging results, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • But the WHO is concerned in particular about how Euro 2020 socialising will impact on transmission.

# covid19 - Monday 5 July, 2021

Covid-19 infection rate in Ireland's worst-hit area is six times higher than national level
# Donegal
# Donegal

Covid-19 infection rate in Ireland's worst-hit area is six times higher than national level

Jul 5th 2021, 3:29 PM 50,228 Views 32 Comments

The Donegal town of Buncrana has the highest rate of infection in the country.

Boris Johnson to restore freedoms as he tells public to ‘learn to live’ with Covid-19
# Reopening
# Reopening

Boris Johnson to restore freedoms as he tells public to ‘learn to live’ with Covid-19

Jul 5th 2021, 7:19 AM 33,506 Views 89 Comments

Boris Johnson will lead a Downing Street press conference updating his plans for ‘freedom day’ on 19 July.

# covid19 - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Ireland's Covid-19 death toll reaches 5,000 as health officials confirm 448 new cases
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Ireland's Covid-19 death toll reaches 5,000 as health officials confirm 448 new cases

Jul 1st 2021, 4:49 PM 88,972 Views 205 Comments

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

# covid19 - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Maternity partner restrictions raised again in Dáil as Taoiseach told all units compliant
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Maternity partner restrictions raised again in Dáil as Taoiseach told all units compliant

Jun 30th 2021, 6:16 PM 14,364 Views 7 Comments

Micheál Martin said the HSE issued “very, very clear guidance” to maternity units on the restrictions.

De Gascun: Delta variant will 'almost certainly' be dominant in Ireland by mid-July
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

De Gascun: Delta variant will 'almost certainly' be dominant in Ireland by mid-July

Jun 30th 2021, 9:33 AM 54,205 Views 128 Comments

The NPHET member says the variant is “at least twice as transmissible as the virus we experienced last summer.”

# covid19 - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 351 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 351 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 29th 2021, 5:16 PM 50,185 Views 138 Comments

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

# covid19 - Monday 28 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 305 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 305 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 28th 2021, 5:03 PM 53,839 Views 137 Comments

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

# covid19 - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 288 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 288 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 20th 2021, 1:11 PM 59,860 Views 82 Comments

The Department of Health has reported that 49 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital today, of whom 15 are in ICU.

Reader Q&A: Vaccine registration is open today for people aged 35-39
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Reader Q&A: Vaccine registration is open today for people aged 35-39

Updated Jun 20th 2021, 11:30 AM 56,131 Views 39 Comments
  • The HSE is expecting to move at a slower pace through this age cohort, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • The supply line will switch to just two vaccines - Pfizer and Moderna - in July.
  • Pregnant women in this cohort should still discuss the vaccine with their obstetric care-giver before registering.
Belgium bans British travellers over Delta variant concerns
# Covid19
# Covid19

Belgium bans British travellers over Delta variant concerns

Jun 20th 2021, 10:04 AM 30,129 Views 27 Comments

Tighter travel restrictions on arrivals from Britain into Ireland rook effect on Tuesday.

Third pandemic wave hits as Brazil passes half million covid deaths
# Bolsonaro
# Bolsonaro

Third pandemic wave hits as Brazil passes half million covid deaths

Jun 20th 2021, 8:19 AM 23,220 Views 30 Comments

Many critics blame President Jair Bolsonaro’s attempt to minimise the disease as the reason behind the toll.

Covid-19: The variant is surging in England - so how is Ireland managing to keep Delta at bay?
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Covid-19: The variant is surging in England - so how is Ireland managing to keep Delta at bay?

Jun 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 101,331 Views 96 Comments

In just one week there has been a 79% rise in cases of this variant across the UK.

# covid19 - Saturday 19 June, 2021

London stadiums transformed into giant Covid jab clinics on ‘super Saturday’
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

London stadiums transformed into giant Covid jab clinics on ‘super Saturday’

Jun 19th 2021, 7:29 PM 31,332 Views 21 Comments

Smaller events are also taking place in local community venues.

Moscow hospitals flooded with Covid patients as city reports record highs
# Russia
# Russia

Moscow hospitals flooded with Covid patients as city reports record highs

Jun 19th 2021, 1:57 PM 33,132 Views 22 Comments

The highly infectious Delta variant first identified in India represents nearly 90% of new cases.

Coronavirus: 393 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 393 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 19th 2021, 1:10 PM 47,582 Views 93 Comments

48 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital today, of whom 14 are in ICU.

People in 20s to get first Covid jabs in late August or early September
# Covid19
# Covid19

People in 20s to get first Covid jabs in late August or early September

Jun 19th 2021, 12:44 PM 29,635 Views 54 Comments

It is likely that this cohort will not be fully vaccinated until October.

Canada removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list, hospitalisations continue to fall
# Covid19
# Covid19

Canada removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list, hospitalisations continue to fall

Jun 19th 2021, 8:26 AM 28,246 Views 20 Comments

The total number of people in hospital with the virus is 44

# covid19 - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine roll-out to the 35-39 age cohort?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine roll-out to the 35-39 age cohort?

Jun 17th 2021, 5:11 PM 9,775 Views 0 Comments

Registration for this group will be open from Sunday.

# covid19 - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 283 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 283 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 15th 2021, 4:59 PM 44,555 Views 56 Comments

60 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital today, with 23 in ICU.

Irish scientists identify how some Covid patients develop life-threatening blood clots
# RCSI
# RCSI

Irish scientists identify how some Covid patients develop life-threatening blood clots

Jun 15th 2021, 7:07 AM 44,340 Views 8 Comments

The work was led by researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

# covid19 - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 315 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 315 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 13th 2021, 3:34 PM 47,397 Views 101 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Explainer: What does the EU Covid Cert mean for travel this summer?
# Holidays
# Holidays

Explainer: What does the EU Covid Cert mean for travel this summer?

Jun 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 32,413 Views 30 Comments

The cert will allow free travel for vaccinated people as well as those who have had a recent negative PCR test.

# covid19 - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 12th 2021, 3:37 PM 63,480 Views 78 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.