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# Coronavirus

Last year
2022
# latest figures
Covid: 10,571 new cases announced in Ireland, 896 in hospital and 90 in ICU
The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.
# outside interests
Djokovic holds major stake in firm developing Covid drug - CEO
QuantBioRes is planning to launch clinical trials in the UK in the summer
# Covid-19
Coronavirus: 12,138 new cases announced in Ireland, with 52 deaths notified in the past week
910 people are in hospital with Covid-19, including 90 in intensive care.
# Measures
Publicans will 'make every effort' to provide later opening this weekend if given go-ahead
The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to issue its latest guidance to government tomorrow.
# Coronavirus
WHO says pandemic 'nowhere near over' as France and Germany report record cases
Germany’s cases soared past 100,000 and France reported nearly half a million cases yesterday.
# latest figures
Covid-19: 5,767 positive PCRs, 5,916 positive antigen tests, 979 in hospital and 93 in ICU
The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.
# latest figures
Covid-19: 6,329 positive PCRs, 4,810 positive antigen tests, 1,006 in hospital and 97 in ICU
The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.
# Oxfam
World's ten richest men doubled their wealth during Covid, report finds
It also found that the wealth of Ireland’s nine billionaires has increased by 58% to €49.7 billion since the start of the pandemic.
# Leo Varadkar
Varadkar: Ireland coming to the point where it needs to 'move on' from Covid-19 restrictions
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar was speaking on RTE Radio.
# Olympic Games
Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics
The infection comes less than three weeks before the Winter Olympic Games’ opening ceremony on 4 February.
# latest figures
Covid-19: 10,753 positive PCRs, 4,208 positive antigen tests, 965 in hospital and 88 in ICU
The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.
Voices
Leaving Cert student: The government needs to listen to students for once and for all
Stella Butler shares her frustration at what she feels is a lack of long-term planning from government on schools.
# latest figures
Covid: 14,555 positive PCR cases and 5,406 antigens, 940 in hospital
The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.
# Covid-19
Public response and boosters have 'eased worst impacts' of latest Covid wave says HSE chief
The Taoiseach has said that the country is seeing progress with Covid and that it is “stabilising”.
# wine time fridays
Boris Johnson told to ‘lead or step aside’ as more partygate claims surface
Labour leader Keir Starmer said it was in the national interest for the Conservatives to ‘get rid’ of the Prime Minister.
# Pressure
System still under strain but latest data shows link between cases and hospitalisations weakening
Health officials and ICU doctors say the coronavirus is still having a significant impact on Irish hospitals.
Despite record-breaking case numbers, the amount of people in hospital with Covid-19 is far short of the peak of the pandemic.
"The more Covid cases we have the less we can do of other things," the HSE has warned.
ICU doctors say Covid is having a direct impact on the care patients receive.
# latest figures
Some government optimism about Covid-19 situation as decision over restrictions imminent
An additional 17,065 cases of Covid-19 were reported in Ireland today.
# Coronavirus
No 10 apologises to Buckingham Palace for parties on eve of Prince Philip’s funeral
Reports suggest senior official Sue Gray could censure PM following inquiry.
# Hospitalisation
Most Covid-19 patients in hospital not requiring supplemental oxygen
A new review found that just 42% of patients in hospital with the disease have Covid-19 symptoms.
# Coronavirus
Hundreds of hospital staff, including healthcare workers, not vaccinated against Covid-19
Those unvaccinated include nurses, healthcare assistants and doctors.
Almost 300 staff were considered 'at risk' to patients because of their vaccine status last November, Stephen McDermott writes.
Nurses, healthcare assistants, therapists and a non-consultant hospital doctor among those unvaccinated.
Mandatory vaccination is not currently Government policy and the HSE redeploys staff it deems to be at risk to patients.
Phased reopening on the cards from February - but only if ICU numbers remain stable
Number of patients with Covid in hospital but admitted for other reasons close to 30% - CMO
# latest figures
Covid-19: 18,904 new confirmed cases, 1,011 in hospital and 92 in ICU
The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.
# Northern Ireland
NI Health Minister requests military aid to help relieve Covid pressure in hospitals
This morning, there were 439 Covid-positive patients in hospital in Northern Ireland.
# latest figures
Covid-19: 20,909 cases, 1,055 in hospital, 83 deaths notified in past week
The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.
# covid contacts
As close contact rules change in Ireland, what's the advice in other parts of the world?
The rules are different across the board. Let’s take a closer look.
# latest figures
Covid-19: 19,290 new confirmed cases, 1,062 in hospital and 92 in ICU
The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.
# Covid-19
Millions more locked down as China battles Omicron spread
In England, people who test positive on an antigen test will no longer need to take a PCR test to confirm their result.
# ce mark
EU experts to discuss Genrui antigen tests after people report hundreds of false positives
Irish retailers have taken the at-home Covid-19 test kits off the shelves.
# latest covid numbers
Covid-19: 23,909 cases brings Ireland's total to one million since pandemic began, with 1,063 in hospital, 89 in ICU today
The latest figures were reported by the Department of Health today.
# Uganda
Uganda’s schools reopen to students after world’s longest pandemic disruption
Uganda’s schools have been fully or partially shut for more than 83 weeks.
# latest figures
Covid-19: 21,384 new confirmed cases, 984 in hospital and 83 in ICU
The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.
# Japan
Japan agrees US military curbs to tackle 'sharp rise' in Covid cases
The spike has been blamed on the US military because the case increases are most pronounced in areas near the bases.
# Foreign Affairs
Coveney dodges questions on lockdown-breaking champagne bash at his department
The Foreign Affairs Minister has refused to answer questions about the party held by officials in June 2020.
# jail visits
Irish Prison Service cancels in person visits to inmates in all jails in response to Covid-19
Family visits will be temporarily suspended from 10 January until 24 January, 2022.
# latest figures
Covid-19: 21,926 new confirmed cases, 936 in hospital and 84 in ICU
The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.
# covid impact
Jury trials at Central and Circuit courts postponed due to Covid-19
All hearings scheduled at the Supreme Court until the end of January will be heard by remote platform.
# mhq
State spent almost €25 million on mandatory hotel quarantine, new figures show
Approximately €9.5 million was collected from those that had to use the service.
# UK
UK to deploy troops to London hospitals impacted by Covid-related staff shortages
The deployment will include 40 military medics and 160 general duty personnel.
# latest figures
Covid-19: 23,817 new confirmed cases, 941 in hospital and 90 in ICU
The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.
# Court
District Court Judge refuses free legal aid for alleged Covid-19 breach cases
Judge Joanne Carroll was hearing a number of cases of alleged breaches of the Covid-19 regulations from early 2021.
# Schools
Over 500 Covid outbreaks associated with school students and staff in second half of 2021
That’s according to the latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.