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#Coronavirus

# coronavirus - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

Coronavirus: 4,761 new cases and 1,004 patients in hospital, including 53 in ICU
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 4,761 new cases and 1,004 patients in hospital, including 53 in ICU

Apr 12th 2022, 3:20 PM 15,799 Views 5 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.

US orders consular staff to leave Shanghai amid Covid-19 surge
# China
# China

US orders consular staff to leave Shanghai amid Covid-19 surge

Apr 12th 2022, 7:18 AM 15,270 Views 6 Comments

The US State Department said the order is an upgrade from the “authorised” departure issued last week that made the decision voluntary.

# coronavirus - Monday 11 April, 2022

Coronavirus: 12,208 new cases reported since Friday and 1,081 patients in hospital
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 12,208 new cases reported since Friday and 1,081 patients in hospital

Apr 11th 2022, 5:03 PM 21,213 Views 16 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures this afternoon.

# coronavirus - Saturday 9 April, 2022

'Disappointing' to have no nursing or midwifery member on new Covid advisory group, INMO says
# Nurses
# Nurses

'Disappointing' to have no nursing or midwifery member on new Covid advisory group, INMO says

Apr 9th 2022, 2:39 PM 17,795 Views 21 Comments

The Department of Health yesterday confirmed the details of the new Covid-19 Advisory Group that will include members such as Professor Luke O’Neill.

# coronavirus - Friday 8 April, 2022

Coronavirus: 5,883 new cases and 1,182 patients in hospital, including 58 in ICU
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 5,883 new cases and 1,182 patients in hospital, including 58 in ICU

Apr 8th 2022, 3:23 PM 13,444 Views 11 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.

# coronavirus - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Coronavirus: 7,005 new cases and 1,251 patients in hospital, including 56 in ICU
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 7,005 new cases and 1,251 patients in hospital, including 56 in ICU

Apr 7th 2022, 4:49 PM 14,174 Views 17 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.

Shanghai residents ‘running out of food’ under Covid lockdown
# China
# China

Shanghai residents ‘running out of food’ under Covid lockdown

Apr 7th 2022, 2:30 PM 17,946 Views 24 Comments

Strict anti-coronavirus controls are confining most of its 25 million people to their homes.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

European health agencies say it's 'too early' for fourth Covid vaccine for general population
# Booster Dose
# Booster Dose

European health agencies say it's 'too early' for fourth Covid vaccine for general population

Apr 6th 2022, 5:24 PM 68,637 Views 43 Comments

NIAC today recommended a second mRNA booster dose for people aged 65 or over and those who are immunocompromised.

Mater Hospital urges public to not attend emergency department due to Covid-19 pressures
# Mater Hospital
# Mater Hospital

Mater Hospital urges public to not attend emergency department due to Covid-19 pressures

Updated Apr 6th 2022, 4:35 PM 14,507 Views 4 Comments

The hospital has advised people to either attend minor-injury units or their GP

# coronavirus - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

Coronavirus: 7,733 new cases and 1,360 patients in hospital, including 54 in ICU
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 7,733 new cases and 1,360 patients in hospital, including 54 in ICU

Apr 5th 2022, 3:52 PM 17,731 Views 7 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.

# coronavirus - Monday 4 April, 2022

Coronavirus: 19,489 new cases and 1,433 patients in hospital, including 59 in ICU

Coronavirus: 19,489 new cases and 1,433 patients in hospital, including 59 in ICU

Apr 4th 2022, 3:38 PM 28,714 Views 20 Comments

Since Saturday, there have been 9,227 PCR-confirmed Covid-19 cases.

# coronavirus - Saturday 2 April, 2022

Poll: Do you still wear a face mask in certain situations?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you still wear a face mask in certain situations?

Apr 2nd 2022, 11:14 AM 80,663 Views 71 Comments

They’re no longer mandatory, but they can still offer protection against catching or spreading Covid-19.

# coronavirus - Friday 1 April, 2022

UK's Covid infections hit record high as free tests end
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK's Covid infections hit record high as free tests end

Apr 1st 2022, 5:50 PM 24,788 Views 4 Comments

Some 4.9 million people in the UK are estimated to have had Covid-19 in the week ending 26 March.

Health Minister rules out reintroducing 'draconian' mandatory mask-wearing
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Health Minister rules out reintroducing 'draconian' mandatory mask-wearing

Apr 1st 2022, 3:25 PM 18,215 Views 29 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said that Ireland has moved away from the emergency phase of the pandemic.

# coronavirus - Thursday 31 March, 2022

CMO doesn't advise for mandatory mask-wearing, as Tánaiste says public health emergency is over
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

CMO doesn't advise for mandatory mask-wearing, as Tánaiste says public health emergency is over

Updated Mar 31st 2022, 10:30 PM 63,226 Views 55 Comments

Hospitals have been under serious pressure in the latest surge – with the worst March overcrowding for at least 16 years.

One in four Irish people said they have tested positive to Covid-19
# Survey
# Survey

One in four Irish people said they have tested positive to Covid-19

Updated Mar 31st 2022, 7:10 PM 33,447 Views 73 Comments

Public health officials announced 11,741 new Covid-19 infections today.

'Stronger mask advice wouldn't end this Covid wave, but would help slow it down'
# Coronavirus Newsletter
# Coronavirus Newsletter

'Stronger mask advice wouldn't end this Covid wave, but would help slow it down'

Mar 31st 2022, 4:30 PM 9,494 Views 27 Comments

Christine Loscher said strong new public health advice on masks would help ease pressure on hospitals.

Top Shanghai official admits Covid response lacking as city grinds to halt
# China
# China

Top Shanghai official admits Covid response lacking as city grinds to halt

Mar 31st 2022, 2:06 PM 5,935 Views 3 Comments

The megacity of 25 million has been split in two as part of a rolling lockdown.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Coronavirus: 12,508 new cases and 1,610 patients in hospital, including 49 in ICU

Coronavirus: 12,508 new cases and 1,610 patients in hospital, including 49 in ICU

Mar 30th 2022, 3:46 PM 14,329 Views 4 Comments

There were 5,381 PCR-confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, and 7,127 positive antigens logged yesterday.

Covid-19 powers allowing Government to impose legal restrictions to be let lapse tomorrow
# Emergency Powers
# Emergency Powers

Covid-19 powers allowing Government to impose legal restrictions to be let lapse tomorrow

Mar 30th 2022, 3:34 PM 15,637 Views 17 Comments

However, healthcare workers are warning that a surge in Covid-19 cases and hospitalisations is pressuring on the sector.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

No Covid-19 discussion at Cabinet as health minister says public health advice has not changed
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

No Covid-19 discussion at Cabinet as health minister says public health advice has not changed

Updated Mar 29th 2022, 7:35 PM 38,977 Views 35 Comments

Public health officials today announced 14,549 new Covid-19 infections.

Coronavirus: 14,549 new cases and 1,605 patients in hospital, including 50 in ICU
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 14,549 new cases and 1,605 patients in hospital, including 50 in ICU

Mar 29th 2022, 3:04 PM 13,501 Views 21 Comments

A total of 8,587 people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal yesterday.

Police to issue Covid-19 fines against people who attended lockdown parties at Downing Street
# Partygate
# Partygate

Police to issue Covid-19 fines against people who attended lockdown parties at Downing Street

Mar 29th 2022, 9:54 AM 12,335 Views 8 Comments

The Metropolitan Police said investigators will refer the 20 fixed penalty notices to the ACRO Criminal Records Office.

# coronavirus - Monday 28 March, 2022

Nearly 40,000 Covid cases recorded in three days as HSE boss issues hospitals warning
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Nearly 40,000 Covid cases recorded in three days as HSE boss issues hospitals warning

Updated Mar 28th 2022, 3:28 PM 40,874 Views 25 Comments

Hospital cases indicate Ireland is “entering something” rather than “exiting”, HSE boss Paul Reid said today.

# coronavirus - Friday 25 March, 2022

19,866 new Covid cases reported as consultants warn hospitals face increased pressure
# Covid Wave
# Covid Wave

19,866 new Covid cases reported as consultants warn hospitals face increased pressure

Updated Mar 25th 2022, 4:33 PM 28,630 Views 20 Comments

As of 8am today, 1,466 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of whom 55 are in ICU.

# coronavirus - Thursday 24 March, 2022

Taoiseach says there is no justification for further Covid restrictions
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach says there is no justification for further Covid restrictions

Mar 24th 2022, 5:20 PM 40,336 Views 59 Comments

Public health officials today reported a total of 23,125 cases of Covid-19.

Pressure on Emergency Departments 'worst since Covid-19 pandemic began', consultant says
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Pressure on Emergency Departments 'worst since Covid-19 pandemic began', consultant says

Updated Mar 24th 2022, 12:37 PM 24,585 Views 43 Comments
  • Covid-19 cases in hospital are up 29% in the last week.
  • As of yesterday, there were 1,395 Covid-positive patients in hospital, with 55 in intensive care.
  • More than 5,200 staff are currently absent due to Covid-19, the HSE's Anne O'Connor said.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

Virologist: 'Free mass antigen testing could help break this wave of Covid'
# Exit Wave
# Exit Wave

Virologist: 'Free mass antigen testing could help break this wave of Covid'

Mar 23rd 2022, 8:00 PM 33,070 Views 21 Comments

Both case numbers and the number of people requiring hospital treatment with the virus are rising, but no action has yet been taken by government.

Varadkar: new group to replace NPHET 'imminent' as 21,789 Covid-19 cases reported
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Varadkar: new group to replace NPHET 'imminent' as 21,789 Covid-19 cases reported

Mar 23rd 2022, 4:51 PM 49,989 Views 67 Comments

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

New Zealand announces end of Covid-19 mandates
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

New Zealand announces end of Covid-19 mandates

Mar 23rd 2022, 7:02 AM 17,159 Views 7 Comments

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement today.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 22 March, 2022

Midwest hospitals impose visiting bans due to 'very high' number of Covid patients
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Midwest hospitals impose visiting bans due to 'very high' number of Covid patients

Mar 22nd 2022, 8:00 PM 18,690 Views 17 Comments

Visiting bans are in place at University Hospital Limerick and at Nenagh General Hospital.

Coronavirus: 23,702 new cases and 1,338 patients in hospital, including 61 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 23,702 new cases and 1,338 patients in hospital, including 61 in ICU

Mar 22nd 2022, 3:48 PM 39,038 Views 37 Comments

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

Ireland among European countries that lifted Covid measures too 'brutally', WHO says
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Ireland among European countries that lifted Covid measures too 'brutally', WHO says

Mar 22nd 2022, 3:18 PM 33,637 Views 21 Comments

WHO Europe director Hans Kluge said a rise in cases of the virus in Europe is likely due to the more transmissible BA2 variant.

# coronavirus - Sunday 20 March, 2022

President Higgins is holding a Covid remembrance ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin today
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

President Higgins is holding a Covid remembrance ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin today

Mar 20th 2022, 8:30 AM 10,027 Views 4 Comments

An oak tree will be planted as a lasting memorial to victims of the pandemic.

# coronavirus - Thursday 17 March, 2022

Covid deaths hit new daily high in South Korea amid surge in Omicron cases
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Covid deaths hit new daily high in South Korea amid surge in Omicron cases

Mar 17th 2022, 12:32 PM 14,270 Views 3 Comments

The 429 deaths reported in the latest 24 hours were nearly 140 more than the previous one-day record.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

Coronavirus: 14,096 new cases and 1,081 patients in hospital, including 44 in ICU
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 14,096 new cases and 1,081 patients in hospital, including 44 in ICU

Mar 16th 2022, 6:14 PM 25,201 Views 33 Comments

As of 8am today, there are 1,081 Covid-19 patients in hospital.

Hong Kong morgues running out of space amid Omicron surge
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Hong Kong morgues running out of space amid Omicron surge

Mar 16th 2022, 2:32 PM 16,335 Views 9 Comments

The city has recorded nearly a million infections and more than 4,600 deaths in the last three months.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

Coronavirus: 16,019 new cases and 1,047 patients in hospital, including 42 in ICU
# Covid Figures
# Covid Figures

Coronavirus: 16,019 new cases and 1,047 patients in hospital, including 42 in ICU

Mar 15th 2022, 5:13 PM 32,562 Views 42 Comments

The latest figures were released by health officials today.

Nearly 30 million people under lockdown in China as Covid-19 cases surge
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Nearly 30 million people under lockdown in China as Covid-19 cases surge

Mar 15th 2022, 7:00 AM 32,195 Views 17 Comments

China reported 5,280 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, more than double the previous day’s tally.

# coronavirus - Monday 14 March, 2022

Coronavirus: 11,975 new PCR confirmed-cases and 19,915 positive antigen tests reported since Friday
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 11,975 new PCR confirmed-cases and 19,915 positive antigen tests reported since Friday

Mar 14th 2022, 3:41 PM 42,734 Views 46 Comments

The HPSC said the PCR positive tests from yesterday are “artificially low” due to a technical issue.