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# covid-19-facts - Friday 31 December, 2021

South Africa lifts curfew as Omicron wave subsides
# Relaxed
# Relaxed

South Africa lifts curfew as Omicron wave subsides

Dec 31st 2021, 6:56 PM 34,907 Views 61 Comments

Calls by the hospitality sector for the curfew to be lifted had been mounting ahead of New Year’s celebrations,

# covid-19-facts - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

FactCheck: This Irish video about masks is incorrect to claim they do not work against Covid-19
# Debunked
# Debunked

FactCheck: This Irish video about masks is incorrect to claim they do not work against Covid-19

Dec 28th 2021, 5:00 PM 22,891 Views 0 Comments

A video viewed thousands of times on an Irish Facebook page contains incorrect information about the effectiveness of masks.

# covid-19-facts - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 5,279 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 5,279 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 21st 2021, 5:27 PM 57,961 Views 87 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 4,235 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 47 deaths notified in the past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,235 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 47 deaths notified in the past week

Dec 15th 2021, 5:40 PM 59,954 Views 79 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

# covid-19-facts - Monday 13 December, 2021

'It's not down to hesitancy at all': Are people less enthusiastic about boosters?
# Energy Boost
# Energy Boost

'It's not down to hesitancy at all': Are people less enthusiastic about boosters?

Dec 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,891 Views 100 Comments
  • There were conflicting messages last week with questions over the public's enthusiasm for boosters standing in contrast to long queues of people forming to get one.
  • The Taoiseach was among TDs and health officials who indicated that there may be less impetus among people to obtain a booster vaccine compared to the initial rollout.
  • But long queues in Dublin reflect a wider enthusiasm among the public to get a booster, with official surveys supporting this, Lauren Boland reports.

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'
# Covid Latest
# Covid Latest

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'

Updated Dec 2nd 2021, 10:20 PM 117,250 Views 157 Comments
  • NPHET met today to discuss the advice it will give to government on the risks posed by the new Omicron variant.
  • Health officials considered whether more restrictions should be advised in the context of the current situation.
  • Legislation that will allow the government to reinstate mandatory hotel quarantine passed all stages in the Dáil this evening.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’
# Variant
# Variant

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 7:50 PM 22,484 Views 38 Comments

Rising infection rates have seen governments reintroduce certain measures to try to stop the spread of Omicron.

# covid-19-facts - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

5,471 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed, with results on suspected Omicron expected this week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

5,471 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed, with results on suspected Omicron expected this week

Updated Nov 30th 2021, 7:20 PM 95,477 Views 96 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said today that the new variant may have been in Ireland since October.

Children aged nine and over to be asked to wear masks indoors in public on temporary basis
# Schools
# Schools

Children aged nine and over to be asked to wear masks indoors in public on temporary basis

Nov 30th 2021, 5:27 PM 70,134 Views 193 Comments

Cabinet minister met today to consider advice from NPHET on the current Covid-19 situation.

# covid-19-facts - Monday 29 November, 2021

South African president calls for 'urgent' lifting of travel bans
# Omicron
# Omicron

South African president calls for 'urgent' lifting of travel bans

Nov 29th 2021, 8:21 AM 33,685 Views 40 Comments

The head of the WHO in Africa has said the bans attack ‘global solidarity’.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 26 November, 2021

'No plans' to close hospitality or retail over the Christmas period, says Varadkar
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

'No plans' to close hospitality or retail over the Christmas period, says Varadkar

Updated Nov 26th 2021, 2:00 PM 26,667 Views 23 Comments

The HSE’s Paul Reid has urged people waiting on a test to continue to isolate for at least 48 hours after symptoms end.

Justice Minister says mandatory hotel quarantine could return over new Covid-19 variant
# Variant
# Variant

Justice Minister says mandatory hotel quarantine could return over new Covid-19 variant

Nov 26th 2021, 12:00 PM 72,011 Views 119 Comments
  • Health Minister Stephen Donnelly 'deeply concerned' by new variant.
  • Concern rises over transmissibility of variant and its impact on vaccines.
  • European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says EU wants to stop air travel from southern Africa.

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Coronavirus: 4,764 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 4,764 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 25th 2021, 5:11 PM 61,914 Views 72 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Healthcare worker absences due to Covid-19 at highest level since January
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Healthcare worker absences due to Covid-19 at highest level since January

Nov 25th 2021, 3:45 PM 12,046 Views 15 Comments

The HSE’s Paul Reid said this afternoon that the healthcare system is “under very significant pressure”.

# covid-19-facts - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Coronavirus: 3,666 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 3,666 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Nov 23rd 2021, 8:19 PM 86,570 Views 88 Comments

The Tánaiste says in the last couple of days, the positivity rate has started to level off.

# covid-19-facts - Monday 22 November, 2021

Antigen tests are being used 'widely but not properly', says chief medical officer
# Testing
# Testing

Antigen tests are being used 'widely but not properly', says chief medical officer

Nov 22nd 2021, 9:28 AM 31,295 Views 99 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan cautioned that people with Covid-19 symptoms should receive a PCR test instead of relying on antigen testing.

# covid-19-facts - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Coronavirus: 4,642 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,642 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 13th 2021, 1:03 PM 85,049 Views 104 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 12 November, 2021

Government should consider reinstating work from home advice amid 'very high' Covid cases - NPHET
# Public Health
# Public Health

Government should consider reinstating work from home advice amid 'very high' Covid cases - NPHET

Nov 12th 2021, 4:34 PM 19,140 Views 24 Comments

In his latest letter to the Minister for Health, the CMO said extending the use of Covid certificates should also be considered.

# covid-19-facts - Sunday 24 October, 2021

Anti-vaxx groups' claims about Covid deaths among the vaccinated are misleading
# Analysis
# Analysis

Anti-vaxx groups' claims about Covid deaths among the vaccinated are misleading

Oct 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 74,427 Views 177 Comments

Anti-lockdown groups suggest that vaccines aren’t working – but the data shows otherwise.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 8 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 2,002 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 2,002 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 8th 2021, 6:04 PM 76,721 Views 94 Comments

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

# covid-19-facts - Friday 1 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,059 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,059 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 1st 2021, 5:20 PM 38,478 Views 49 Comments

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

Shop workers were the most likely to catch Covid-19 in the most recent two waves of the pandemic
# Shops
# Shops

Shop workers were the most likely to catch Covid-19 in the most recent two waves of the pandemic

Oct 1st 2021, 2:51 PM 16,845 Views 20 Comments

Retail assistants, cashiers and checkout operators were the workers most likely to contract the virus in the second and third waves.

70% of Covid-19 patients admitted to ICU in the last six months were unvaccinated
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

70% of Covid-19 patients admitted to ICU in the last six months were unvaccinated

Oct 1st 2021, 2:06 PM 27,271 Views 47 Comments

There have been 70 fully vaccinated people admitted to ICU with a breakthrough infection since April.

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,271 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,271 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 30th 2021, 5:39 PM 30,575 Views 26 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Booster Covid-19 doses for people with weak immune systems to roll out from this week
# Boosted
# Boosted

Booster Covid-19 doses for people with weak immune systems to roll out from this week

Sep 30th 2021, 2:24 PM 13,558 Views 8 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said last week that the first appointments were expected to be issued by yesterday.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,453 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,453 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 29th 2021, 5:28 PM 38,430 Views 23 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Digital Covid-19 certs extended to Irish citizens vaccinated outside the EU
# Green Pass
# Green Pass

Digital Covid-19 certs extended to Irish citizens vaccinated outside the EU

Sep 29th 2021, 3:51 PM 21,974 Views 9 Comments

The online portal will first accept applications from Irish citizens who were vaccinated in Northern Ireland.

# covid-19-facts - Monday 20 September, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,154 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,154 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 20th 2021, 5:13 PM 45,811 Views 37 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures this afternoon.

Men with symptomatic Covid-19 1.5 times more likely to face severe outcome than women
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Men with symptomatic Covid-19 1.5 times more likely to face severe outcome than women

Sep 20th 2021, 2:19 PM 16,454 Views 16 Comments

A new study analysed nearly 50,000 Covid-19 cases during the first two waves of the pandemic in Ireland.

# covid-19-facts - Monday 13 September, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,394 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,394 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 13th 2021, 5:40 PM 42,201 Views 47 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures this evening.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,545 new cases confirmed in Ireland as 43 deaths registered in past week
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,545 new cases confirmed in Ireland as 43 deaths registered in past week

Sep 8th 2021, 5:49 PM 61,505 Views 65 Comments

335 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital, including 56 in ICU.

# covid-19-facts - Monday 6 September, 2021

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 26,221 Views 35 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.

# covid-19-facts - 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 37,694 Views 48 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures today.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

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 43,660 Views 45 Comments

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

# covid-19-facts - Monday 23 August, 2021

832 outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools since last August, HSE reports
# Back To School
# Back To School

832 outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools since last August, HSE reports

Aug 23rd 2021, 8:50 AM 16,622 Views 69 Comments

More than 46,000 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in children and teenagers up to July.

# covid-19-facts - Sunday 22 August, 2021

FactCheck: No, masks were not shown to increase children's carbon dioxide intake
# Debunked
# Debunked

FactCheck: No, masks were not shown to increase children's carbon dioxide intake

Aug 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 13,533 Views 0 Comments

The paper claimed that masks increase children’s carbon dioxide intake, but multiple problems have been identified with its research.

# covid-19-facts - Saturday 21 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 2,125 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 2,125 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 21st 2021, 3:35 PM 84,023 Views 143 Comments

This is the third time in a week that the daily caseload surpassed 2,000.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 20 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 2,098 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 2,098 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 20th 2021, 5:40 PM 81,231 Views 110 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 19 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,818 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,818 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 19th 2021, 5:57 PM 61,087 Views 108 Comments

The latest figures were reported by health officials today.

# covid-19-facts - Sunday 15 August, 2021

Covid-19 patients have 'disproportionate' impact on health system as hospitalisations rise
# Surge
# Surge

Covid-19 patients have 'disproportionate' impact on health system as hospitalisations rise

Updated Aug 15th 2021, 2:24 PM 43,682 Views 88 Comments

30,000 teenagers aged 12 to 15 have received a first vaccine dose.

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