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#Coronavirus

# coronavirus - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Less invasive saliva PCR test 'almost as accurate' as nose/throat swab
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Less invasive saliva PCR test 'almost as accurate' as nose/throat swab

Sep 8th 2021, 11:41 AM 19,787 Views 11 Comments

In a new Irish study 94% of the positive nose/throat samples also tested positive for Covid-19 via the saliva test.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

HSE halts walk-in testing nationwide and calls on people to book slots instead
# Walk In Testing
# Walk In Testing

HSE halts walk-in testing nationwide and calls on people to book slots instead

Sep 7th 2021, 11:00 PM 47,641 Views 30 Comments

The demand for testing has increased by 35% over the last two days.

Coronavirus: 1,470 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,470 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 7th 2021, 4:32 PM 40,325 Views 36 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures this afternoon.

Man jailed for five years for spreading Covid-19 after breaching quarantine rules in Vietnam
# Vietnam
# Vietnam

Man jailed for five years for spreading Covid-19 after breaching quarantine rules in Vietnam

Sep 7th 2021, 12:18 PM 24,030 Views 34 Comments

State media said eight people became infected because of La Van Tri.

# coronavirus - Monday 6 September, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,144 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,144 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 6th 2021, 5:40 PM 44,155 Views 45 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures today.

HSE to update vaccine registration process for pregnant women after confusion over rollout
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

HSE to update vaccine registration process for pregnant women after confusion over rollout

Sep 6th 2021, 5:02 PM 9,202 Views 0 Comments

There were calls for clarity at the weekend as some pregnant women tried to get their jab at a walk-in clinic or register through the HSE helpline.

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 continues to decline
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 continues to decline

Sep 6th 2021, 2:17 PM 26,142 Views 36 Comments
  • The total number of confirmed cases in the last two weeks before September was 23,422.
  • Donegal and Monaghan have the highest incidence rates of any county.
  • There are currently 351 people with Covid-19 in hospital.

# coronavirus - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Health service expects ‘busy’ September for Covid-19 testing in schools
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Health service expects ‘busy’ September for Covid-19 testing in schools

Sep 5th 2021, 5:13 PM 16,139 Views 19 Comments

The HSE national lead said the executive was already tracking and carrying out testing in several hundred schools since they re-opened.

Coronavirus: 1,180 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 1,180 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 5th 2021, 3:23 PM 44,578 Views 63 Comments

362 people are in hospital with the coronavirus disease, including 59 in ICU.

How much do we know about the Mu strain of Covid-19, the WHO's latest 'variant of interest'?
# Mu Variant
# Mu Variant

How much do we know about the Mu strain of Covid-19, the WHO's latest 'variant of interest'?

Sep 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 43,775 Views 28 Comments

Four cases of this variant have been identified so far in Ireland, according to latest figures.

# coronavirus - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Covid pandemic is not over despite positive developments, Mike Ryan warns
# World Health Organisation
# World Health Organisation

Covid pandemic is not over despite positive developments, Mike Ryan warns

Sep 4th 2021, 5:19 PM 42,503 Views 30 Comments

Ryan said today that masks will remain a key part of life for a long time to come.

Coronavirus: 1,703 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,703 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 4th 2021, 4:01 PM 39,968 Views 27 Comments

363 people are in hospital with the coronavirus disease, including 52 in ICU.

# coronavirus - Friday 3 September, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,414 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,414 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 3rd 2021, 4:58 PM 40,933 Views 59 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures today.

More than 1.36 million people have received Covid-19 income support, new data shows
# CSO
# CSO

More than 1.36 million people have received Covid-19 income support, new data shows

Sep 3rd 2021, 1:04 PM 5,419 Views 8 Comments

The CSO has published a snapshot of the impact of Covid-19 on Ireland based on its statistics.

# coronavirus - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,751 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,751 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 2nd 2021, 5:09 PM 37,655 Views 48 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures today.

Teachers not at increased risk of admission to hospital with Covid, study finds
# Schools
# Schools

Teachers not at increased risk of admission to hospital with Covid, study finds

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:17 AM 16,115 Views 36 Comments

When schools are open, the risk among teachers and other working-age adults is similar, research has shown.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

'We have run out of time': Electric Picnic 2021 has been cancelled
# Cancelled
# Cancelled

'We have run out of time': Electric Picnic 2021 has been cancelled

Sep 1st 2021, 6:27 PM 43,761 Views 75 Comments

The music and arts festival confirmed the news in a statement this evening.

'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 6:12 PM 23,406 Views 54 Comments

Campaigners have criticised differing guidance for private rooms and those with multiple beds.

Coronavirus: 1,789 new cases confirmed in Ireland as 20 deaths registered in past week
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,789 new cases confirmed in Ireland as 20 deaths registered in past week

Sep 1st 2021, 5:33 PM 43,622 Views 45 Comments

New figures show that 5,112 people have died with Covid-19 in Ireland.

Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into handling of Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland will be carried out
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into handling of Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland will be carried out

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 2:10 PM 17,583 Views 30 Comments

However, he said it’s his “preference that we manage the pandemic first with all hands on deck”.

Sinn Féin TD calls on Oireachtas Committee to investigate HSE procurement of ventilators
# Ventilators
# Ventilators

Sinn Féin TD calls on Oireachtas Committee to investigate HSE procurement of ventilators

Sep 1st 2021, 1:17 PM 13,446 Views 18 Comments

The HSE has been criticised in an audit report about its procurement of the ventilators at the beginning of Covid-19.

WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named 'Mu'
# Colombia
# Colombia

WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named 'Mu'

Sep 1st 2021, 8:31 AM 57,326 Views 49 Comments

‘Mu’ was first identified in Colombia in January.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

'A new phase of the pandemic': Taoiseach announces plan for final easing of Covid restrictions
# Roadmap
# Roadmap

'A new phase of the pandemic': Taoiseach announces plan for final easing of Covid restrictions

Updated Aug 31st 2021, 6:14 PM 77,390 Views 77 Comments

The Taoiseach delivered an address to the nation this evening.

Coronavirus: 1,382 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,382 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 31st 2021, 5:08 PM 39,310 Views 36 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures this evening.

Israel records highest daily Covid-19 cases as schools prepare to reopen
# Covid Surge
# Covid Surge

Israel records highest daily Covid-19 cases as schools prepare to reopen

Aug 31st 2021, 12:38 PM 24,177 Views 25 Comments

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen has said 70% of adults in the EU are now fully vaccinated.

# coronavirus - Monday 30 August, 2021

Government aims to end most Covid restrictions by end of October
# Roadmap
# Roadmap

Government aims to end most Covid restrictions by end of October

Aug 30th 2021, 7:53 PM 58,902 Views 59 Comments

The next easing of restrictions will begin next week.

Coronavirus: 1,293 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 1,293 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 30th 2021, 5:22 PM 50,374 Views 55 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures this evening.

Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines do not contain graphene oxide
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines do not contain graphene oxide

Aug 30th 2021, 6:15 AM 41,208 Views 0 Comments

Claims about vaccines containing the chemical have circulated in recent months.

Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy drops 36 percentage points in 10 months, survey finds
# Ipsos/MRBI
# Ipsos/MRBI

Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy drops 36 percentage points in 10 months, survey finds

Aug 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 20,590 Views 40 Comments

91% of people either intend to get inoculated against Covid-19 or have already received a jab.

# coronavirus - Sunday 29 August, 2021

Ireland is set to roll out Covid-19 boosters in the next few weeks - here's what you need to know
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Ireland is set to roll out Covid-19 boosters in the next few weeks - here's what you need to know

Aug 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 137,004 Views 59 Comments

Countries are lining up to give booster vaccines – a move which may have wider implications for the length of the pandemic.

# coronavirus - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,997 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 1,997 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 28th 2021, 1:52 PM 50,082 Views 45 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures this afternoon.

Q&A: The latest Covid-19 protocols for secondary schools as students return to classes
# Back To School
# Back To School

Q&A: The latest Covid-19 protocols for secondary schools as students return to classes

Aug 28th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,082 Views 31 Comments

Students across the country have been returning to school this week.

# coronavirus - 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 19,731 Views 42 Comments

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

Denmark to lift all Covid restrictions by 10 September due to broad vaccination coverage
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Denmark to lift all Covid restrictions by 10 September due to broad vaccination coverage

Aug 27th 2021, 10:13 PM 31,720 Views 32 Comments

Officials say the virus no longer poses “a threat to society” due to high vaccination rates.

What we know so far about the Covid reopening plan for September and October
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

What we know so far about the Covid reopening plan for September and October

Aug 27th 2021, 7:13 PM 53,286 Views 33 Comments
Coronavirus: 1,875 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,875 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 27th 2021, 5:46 PM 39,122 Views 43 Comments

326 patients are in hospital with Covid-19, including 59 people in ICU.

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 5,240 Views 0 Comments

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

Some Covid symptoms last a year for many hospitalised patients, study finds
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

Some Covid symptoms last a year for many hospitalised patients, study finds

Aug 27th 2021, 7:40 AM 16,799 Views 14 Comments

The research is the largest yet on the condition known as long Covid.

New Zealand extends national Covid-19 lockdown
# Auckland
# Auckland

New Zealand extends national Covid-19 lockdown

Aug 27th 2021, 7:19 AM 24,513 Views 26 Comments

Jacinda Ardern said there were signs the outbreak would soon peak if stay-at-home orders remained in place.

# coronavirus - 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 41,803 Views 78 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest cases this evening.