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# covid-19-facts - Friday 19 February, 2021

FactCheck: Covid-19 claims shared on a LED display driven around a number of locations in Ireland are false
# Debunked
# Debunked

FactCheck: Covid-19 claims shared on a LED display driven around a number of locations in Ireland are false

Feb 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 55,189 Views 0 Comments

Messages flashed on an LED display beside roads are spreading misinformation about Covid-19.

# covid-19-facts - Sunday 14 February, 2021

11 deaths and 176 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

11 deaths and 176 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland

Feb 14th 2021, 2:09 PM 12,524 Views 15 Comments

Belfast has reported just 28 new cases in today’s figures.

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

10 deaths and 303 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

10 deaths and 303 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Feb 13th 2021, 2:10 PM 10,486 Views 3 Comments

Over 400,000 vaccines against Covid-19 have been delivered in Northern Ireland.

# covid-19-facts - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Misleading videos of 'empty' hospitals being shared on social media are putting extra strain on health service, say hospitals
# False News
# False News

Misleading videos of 'empty' hospitals being shared on social media are putting extra strain on health service, say hospitals

Feb 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 70,441 Views 86 Comments

Footage shared online of hospitals that appear “empty” have falsely claimed that hospitals are lying about being under pressure.

# covid-19-facts - Monday 1 February, 2021

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 1,062 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 1,062 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Feb 1st 2021, 6:02 PM 99,247 Views 154 Comments

The total number of cases has reached 197,553.

# covid-19-facts - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Coronavirus: 15 deaths and 1,247 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 15 deaths and 1,247 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 31st 2021, 5:33 PM 96,628 Views 126 Comments

Over 1,500 Covid-19 patients are in hospital.

19 deaths and 426 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

19 deaths and 426 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Jan 31st 2021, 2:17 PM 13,309 Views 7 Comments

1,850 people have died with the virus in the North.

# covid-19-facts - Saturday 30 January, 2021

Coronavirus: 79 deaths and 1,414 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 79 deaths and 1,414 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 30th 2021, 5:49 PM 123,345 Views 232 Comments

Ireland has recorded over 1,000 deaths and more than 100,000 cases in January alone.

17 deaths and 455 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

17 deaths and 455 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Jan 30th 2021, 2:09 PM 12,335 Views 10 Comments

Over 220,000 vaccine doses against Covid-19 have been administered in Northern Ireland.

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Zero-Covid policy would leave Ireland 'vulnerable': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Catch Up
# Catch Up

Zero-Covid policy would leave Ireland 'vulnerable': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Jan 28th 2021, 7:13 PM 59,788 Views 100 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

Coronavirus: 47 deaths and 1,466 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 47 deaths and 1,466 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 28th 2021, 5:58 PM 85,711 Views 118 Comments

The latest figures came as NPHET held its latest briefing this evening.

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

Coronavirus: 23 deaths and 1,378 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 23 deaths and 1,378 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 24th 2021, 5:52 PM 113,848 Views 174 Comments

Today’s update brings the total number of Covid-19 deaths in Ireland to 2,970.

14 deaths and 433 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland as cases top 100,000
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

14 deaths and 433 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland as cases top 100,000

Jan 24th 2021, 2:09 PM 17,108 Views 6 Comments

Northern Ireland has administered over 170,000 vaccinations.

# covid-19-facts - Saturday 23 January, 2021

Coronavirus: 77 deaths and 1,910 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 77 deaths and 1,910 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 23rd 2021, 5:40 PM 116,362 Views 211 Comments

The Taoiseach said that Ireland will be facing some form of restrictions for at least the first six months of the year.

12 deaths and 670 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

12 deaths and 670 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Jan 23rd 2021, 2:09 PM 10,304 Views 1 Comment

Northern Ireland decided this week to extend its lockdown to the start of March.

# covid-19-facts - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Coronavirus: 13 deaths and 2,944 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 13 deaths and 2,944 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 17th 2021, 5:25 PM 118,107 Views 159 Comments

The total number of people who have died now stands at 2,608.

# covid-19-facts - Saturday 16 January, 2021

Coronavirus: 60 deaths and 3,231 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 60 deaths and 3,231 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 16th 2021, 5:50 PM 125,775 Views 192 Comments

“A significant percentage of the population – in excess of 1 in 10 in some counties – is currently either a case or a close contact.”

GPs and practice nurses vaccinated at mass centres
# Vaccinated
# Vaccinated

GPs and practice nurses vaccinated at mass centres

Jan 16th 2021, 5:08 PM 45,019 Views 92 Comments

A requirement for travellers into Ireland to produce evidence of a negative test result has also come into effect.

22 deaths and 705 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

22 deaths and 705 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Jan 16th 2021, 3:14 PM 18,299 Views 21 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health has said the health service is facing “unparalleled pressures”.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 15 January, 2021

FactCheck: Yes, masks, including cloth masks, can help prevent Covid-19 transmission
# Debunk
# Debunk

FactCheck: Yes, masks, including cloth masks, can help prevent Covid-19 transmission

Jan 15th 2021, 6:09 PM 25,649 Views 0 Comments

Studies have shown that masks can help prevent the spread of the virus.

FactCheck: No, the WHO didn't say a positive Covid-19 test is more likely due to a cold
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, the WHO didn't say a positive Covid-19 test is more likely due to a cold

Jan 15th 2021, 11:54 AM 27,410 Views 0 Comments

False claims on social media have inaccurately attributed a quote to the World Health Organization.

# covid-19-facts - Monday 11 January, 2021

Over 90,000 vaccine doses delivered in Northern Ireland
# Rolling Out
# Rolling Out

Over 90,000 vaccine doses delivered in Northern Ireland

Jan 11th 2021, 10:02 PM 13,939 Views 18 Comments

Northern Ireland started its vaccine rollout last month.

First shipment of Moderna vaccine to arrive in Ireland this week
# Incoming
# Incoming

First shipment of Moderna vaccine to arrive in Ireland this week

Jan 11th 2021, 7:35 PM 25,276 Views 14 Comments

The Moderna vaccine was approved for Europe last week.

# covid-19-facts - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Coronavirus: Eight deaths and 6,888 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: Eight deaths and 6,888 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 10th 2021, 5:19 PM 131,291 Views 263 Comments

Private hospitals have started to take some urgent non-coronavirus patients as hospital numbers rise.

Seventeen deaths and 1,112 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Seventeen deaths and 1,112 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Jan 10th 2021, 2:05 PM 13,235 Views 9 Comments

Today’s figures bring the total number of people who have died with Covid-19 in the North to 1,460.

# covid-19-facts - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 4,824 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 4,824 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 9th 2021, 5:14 PM 142,559 Views 222 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this afternoon.

Nine deaths and 1,442 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Nine deaths and 1,442 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland

Jan 9th 2021, 2:05 PM 17,093 Views 22 Comments

A stay-at-home order came into effect in Northern Ireland yesterday.

# covid-19-facts - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Flights and passenger ferries from Britain to Ireland suspended for 48 hours from midnight
# Grounded
# Grounded

Flights and passenger ferries from Britain to Ireland suspended for 48 hours from midnight

Updated Dec 20th 2020, 8:49 PM 151,032 Views 146 Comments
  • Flights and passenger ferries from Britain to Ireland have been suspended over fears of the new coronavirus strain.
  • The restrictions will be reviewed by Cabinet in a meeting on Tuesday.
  • France is the latest country to join Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Italy in restricting flights from the UK.
Coronavirus: Four deaths and 764 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 764 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 20th 2020, 5:05 PM 144,762 Views 298 Comments

The public have been advised to limit social interactions in the last weekend before Christmas.

# covid-19-facts - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 527 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 527 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 19th 2020, 5:40 PM 125,067 Views 191 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 18 December, 2020

FactFind: Has Covid-19 impacted the overall number of deaths in Ireland this year?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactFind: Has Covid-19 impacted the overall number of deaths in Ireland this year?

Dec 18th 2020, 7:00 PM 51,876 Views 0 Comments

Deaths rose by 14.1% in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 17 December, 2020

FactCheck: No, it is not true that only people with pre-existing conditions have died from Covid-19 in the UK
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, it is not true that only people with pre-existing conditions have died from Covid-19 in the UK

Dec 17th 2020, 5:56 PM 17,692 Views 0 Comments

A post on social media has falsely claimed that the NHS confirmed no Covid-19 deaths occurred among people without a pre-existing condition.

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Those planning visits with vulnerable relatives shouldn't rely on Covid tests for protection, NPHET warns
# Christmas Visits
# Christmas Visits

Those planning visits with vulnerable relatives shouldn't rely on Covid tests for protection, NPHET warns

Dec 10th 2020, 8:39 PM 16,296 Views 20 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan asked people to consider restricting their movements now to ensure the safest possible interaction” with family.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 227 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 227 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 9th 2020, 5:48 PM 63,446 Views 72 Comments

There were 8 new admissions to ICU in a 24-hour period – the first time that’s happened since the spring.

# covid-19-facts - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Fourteen deaths and 351 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Fourteen deaths and 351 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland

Dec 8th 2020, 2:03 PM 6,786 Views 2 Comments

A nurse in Northern Ireland became the first person on the island of Ireland to receive a Covid-19 vaccine earlier today.

# covid-19-facts - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Coronavirus: No deaths and 301 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: No deaths and 301 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 6th 2020, 5:39 PM 64,808 Views 78 Comments

Minister Harris has called for there to be no “pseudoscience or nonsense or scaremongering” in messaging from TDs on a Covid-19 vaccine.

FactFind: Have Covid-19 vaccines been tested among older age groups?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactFind: Have Covid-19 vaccines been tested among older age groups?

Dec 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 40,997 Views 0 Comments

Let’s take a look at how trials for the Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines have involved older age groups.

# covid-19-facts - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Coronavirus: Thirteen deaths and 456 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: Thirteen deaths and 456 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 5th 2020, 5:39 PM 123,868 Views 140 Comments

A technical error that delayed the reporting of some cases earlier in the week means today’s number is higher to reflect those cases.

Seven deaths and 451 cases of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Seven deaths and 451 cases of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

Dec 5th 2020, 2:04 PM 12,239 Views 12 Comments

The Northern Ireland Executive has agreed on temporary household bubbling arrangements for the Christmas period.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 4 December, 2020

Six deaths and 449 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Six deaths and 449 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Dec 4th 2020, 3:25 PM 8,958 Views 15 Comments

The first batch of a Covid-19 vaccine arrived in the North today.