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# clusters - Friday 16 October, 2020

Post-match parties and house gatherings: Where GPs notice Covid outbreaks originating

A GP said one outbreak was linked to match celebrations where team members drank shots out of a championship cup.

# clusters - Thursday 15 October, 2020

There are 2,475 'open' outbreaks of Covid-19 in Ireland with 522 new outbreaks notified last week

The HPSC published its latest report on outbreaks and clusters in Ireland this morning.

# clusters - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Meat plant workers have a choice between going to work with Covid symptoms or not getting paid, Dáil told

Alan Kelly TD said we can’t have a situation where workers are going into meat plants having taken paracetamol or Calpol to hide their temperature.

# clusters - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Estimated 400 out of 1,250 Covid-19 cases in past 14 days connected to meat factories or direct provision

Earlier today, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed a further 120 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

# clusters - 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.

# clusters - Friday 7 August, 2020

'We cannot afford to wait and see': Taoiseach calls for solidarity as first localised restrictions set to take effect

The Taoiseach addressed the country after 6pm this evening.

# clusters - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Increase in proportion of Covid-19 close contacts failing to take up offer of test

Public health officials have identified a number of clusters in recent days.

# clusters - Monday 6 July, 2020

Australia to close border between Victoria and New South Wales after virus spike

Victoria – home to more than 6.6 million people – announced a record 127 new cases today.

# clusters - Sunday 31 May, 2020

'It wouldn't be a failure': Why there may be more clusters as Ireland re-opens and the plan to manage them

Dr Tony Holohan said this week we’re “better placed” now to deal with an outbreak or cluster now than we may have been in February.

# clusters - Monday 25 May, 2020

Hiqa sent more than 170 complaints relating to Covid-19 in nursing homes during March and April

Many complainants raised concerns about social distancing and infection control measures in homes as the virus spread.

# clusters - Friday 22 May, 2020

NPHET to meet to discuss Covid-19 outbreak in meat factories

Last night it emerged that 828 workers have been diagnosed across the country.

# clusters - Friday 8 May, 2020

Ten clusters and 566 cases of Covid-19 have been identified at meat processing plants

The figures emerged during a briefing from health officials this evening.

# clusters - Saturday 2 May, 2020

'It's distressing for families': Call for repeat Covid-19 testing in nursing homes

Over 200 clusters of the virus have been reported in nursing homes to date.

# clusters - Friday 1 May, 2020

Several Covid-19 clusters reported at meat processing plants

The agriculture minister confirmed that there are six clusters at meat processing plants.

# clusters - Thursday 9 April, 2020

89-year-old man who died in nursing home had been waiting 15 days for Covid-19 test result

Jerry Ryan’s family said some eight residents are also waiting for their results back.

# clusters - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Harris announces new supports for nursing homes after 40 clusters identified across the country

Figures correct as of midnight on Wednesday were released this morning by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

# clusters - Friday 3 April, 2020

New figures show 38 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland's nursing homes

Nursing homes now account for 23.8% of Covid-19 clusters in the country.

# clusters - Monday 30 March, 2020

Minister Simon Harris 'to immediately address' PPE shortages in nursing homes

Minister Simon Harris met with representatives of nursing homes today to discuss their role in the Covid-19 crisis.

# clusters - Monday 23 March, 2020

Names of towns and regions where Covid-19 clusters are should be released, says Martin

Martin said it might change public behaviour if people know their areas have been affected.