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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Covid-19: 5,767 positive PCRs, 5,916 positive antigen tests, 979 in hospital and 93 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 5,767 positive PCRs, 5,916 positive antigen tests, 979 in hospital and 93 in ICU

Jan 18th 2022, 5:43 PM 47,702 Views 66 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

# covid-19 - Monday 17 January, 2022

Covid-19: 6,329 positive PCRs, 4,810 positive antigen tests, 1,006 in hospital and 97 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 6,329 positive PCRs, 4,810 positive antigen tests, 1,006 in hospital and 97 in ICU

Jan 17th 2022, 5:21 PM 70,234 Views 68 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

WHO Special Envoy anticipates Covid-19 will become milder, but warns against reopening quickly
# David Nabarro
# David Nabarro

WHO Special Envoy anticipates Covid-19 will become milder, but warns against reopening quickly

Jan 17th 2022, 1:42 PM 27,499 Views 31 Comments

Nabarro said that while countries should hope for the best, they should expect difficulties to arrive.

# covid-19 - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Varadkar: Ireland coming to the point where it needs to 'move on' from Covid-19 restrictions
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Varadkar: Ireland coming to the point where it needs to 'move on' from Covid-19 restrictions

Jan 16th 2022, 4:02 PM 68,272 Views 81 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar was speaking on RTE Radio.

University Hospital Limerick announce visiting ban due to Covid-19 outbreak
# Uhl
# Uhl

University Hospital Limerick announce visiting ban due to Covid-19 outbreak

Jan 16th 2022, 3:30 PM 27,376 Views 21 Comments

The hospital said three wards are currently affected, but they have restricted visits to all inpatient wards as a precautionary measure.

Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics
# Olympic Games
# Olympic Games

Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics

Jan 16th 2022, 1:55 PM 13,752 Views 22 Comments

The infection comes less than three weeks before the Winter Olympic Games’ opening ceremony on 4 February.

Covid-19: 10,753 positive PCRs, 4,208 positive antigen tests, 965 in hospital and 88 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 10,753 positive PCRs, 4,208 positive antigen tests, 965 in hospital and 88 in ICU

Jan 16th 2022, 1:07 PM 64,130 Views 88 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

Facebook runs dozens of ads targeting Irish users with anti-vaccine and Covid-sceptic content
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Facebook runs dozens of ads targeting Irish users with anti-vaccine and Covid-sceptic content

Jan 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 35,837 Views 0 Comments
  • A search of Facebook’s ad library this week found 40 ads sharing pandemic-related misinformation or Covid-sceptic slogans, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Advertisers included a company selling t-shirts, video bloggers promoting and a firm offering a 'vaccine detox' retreat in the south of Spain.
  • A Government TD described the level of misinformation in the ads as "absolutely startling".

# covid-19 - Saturday 15 January, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Jan 15th 2022, 9:08 PM 12,334 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Leaving Cert student: The government needs to listen to students for once and for all
# Schools Reopening
# Schools Reopening

Leaving Cert student: The government needs to listen to students for once and for all

Jan 15th 2022, 7:00 PM 21,793 Views 0 Comments

Stella Butler shares her frustration at what she feels is a lack of long-term planning from government on schools.

Covid: 14,555 positive PCR cases and 5,406 antigens, 940 in hospital
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid: 14,555 positive PCR cases and 5,406 antigens, 940 in hospital

Jan 15th 2022, 3:23 PM 74,949 Views 109 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

Public response and boosters have 'eased worst impacts' of latest Covid wave says HSE chief
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Public response and boosters have 'eased worst impacts' of latest Covid wave says HSE chief

Jan 15th 2022, 1:58 PM 20,825 Views 61 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that the country is seeing progress with Covid and that it is “stabilising”.

Road safety fears raised over relaxation of lorry driver resting time rules
# Hauliers
# Hauliers

Road safety fears raised over relaxation of lorry driver resting time rules

Jan 15th 2022, 6:15 AM 20,904 Views 30 Comments

“I am not aware of any scientific evidence that supports this move” a Sinn Féin spokesperson said.

# covid-19 - Friday 14 January, 2022

Some government optimism about Covid-19 situation as decision over restrictions imminent
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Some government optimism about Covid-19 situation as decision over restrictions imminent

Updated Jan 14th 2022, 11:11 PM 63,871 Views 74 Comments

An additional 17,065 cases of Covid-19 were reported in Ireland today.

No 10 apologises to Buckingham Palace for parties on eve of Prince Philip’s funeral
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

No 10 apologises to Buckingham Palace for parties on eve of Prince Philip’s funeral

Updated Jan 14th 2022, 1:02 PM 51,237 Views 81 Comments

Reports suggest senior official Sue Gray could censure PM following inquiry.

Isolation rules for close contacts are being relaxed from today — here's a look at the changes
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Isolation rules for close contacts are being relaxed from today — here's a look at the changes

Jan 14th 2022, 6:00 AM 31,126 Views 11 Comments

The new, more relaxed regime is being put in place largely to alleviate staffing issues across the economy.

Hundreds of hospital staff, including healthcare workers, not vaccinated against Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hundreds of hospital staff, including healthcare workers, not vaccinated against Covid-19

Jan 14th 2022, 12:05 AM 79,191 Views 105 Comments
  • 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.

# covid-19 - Thursday 13 January, 2022

Messi takes 'longer than expected' to recover from Covid-19
# Unavailable
From The42
# Unavailable

Messi takes 'longer than expected' to recover from Covid-19

Jan 13th 2022, 8:16 PM 4,955 Views 2 Comments

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has missed two PSG matches while in self-isolation.

Covid-19: 18,904 new confirmed cases, 1,011 in hospital and 92 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 18,904 new confirmed cases, 1,011 in hospital and 92 in ICU

Jan 13th 2022, 5:45 PM 43,245 Views 61 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

Covid placentitis: Four more stillbirths and two babies' deaths reported in Ireland
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Covid placentitis: Four more stillbirths and two babies' deaths reported in Ireland

Jan 13th 2022, 2:16 PM 44,483 Views 25 Comments

The deaths occurred from October to December 2021.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

NI Health Minister requests military aid to help relieve Covid pressure in hospitals
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI Health Minister requests military aid to help relieve Covid pressure in hospitals

Jan 12th 2022, 6:55 PM 9,925 Views 2 Comments

This morning, there were 439 Covid-positive patients in hospital in Northern Ireland.

Number of patients with Covid in hospital but admitted for other reasons close to 30% - CMO
# Hospital Figures
# Hospital Figures

Number of patients with Covid in hospital but admitted for other reasons close to 30% - CMO

Jan 12th 2022, 6:36 PM 21,810 Views 45 Comments

The HSE is to provide the health minister with details about the patient types included in the Covid hospitalisation numbers.

Covid-19: 20,909 cases, 1,055 in hospital, 83 deaths notified in past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 20,909 cases, 1,055 in hospital, 83 deaths notified in past week

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 6:30 PM 54,418 Views 75 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Covid-19: 19,290 new confirmed cases, 1,062 in hospital and 92 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 19,290 new confirmed cases, 1,062 in hospital and 92 in ICU

Jan 11th 2022, 5:42 PM 41,164 Views 68 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

DUP MP overcome with emotion over family tragedy as he asks Commons 'lockdown party' question
# Jim Shannon
# Jim Shannon

DUP MP overcome with emotion over family tragedy as he asks Commons 'lockdown party' question

Jan 11th 2022, 4:43 PM 33,408 Views 8 Comments

Jim Shannon revealed that his mother-in-law died alone due to Covid-19 restrictions.

CMO: Up to 500,000 people in Ireland were likely infected with Covid-19 last week
# Widespread
# Widespread

CMO: Up to 500,000 people in Ireland were likely infected with Covid-19 last week

Jan 11th 2022, 4:41 PM 34,513 Views 58 Comments
  • The estimate is based on the incidence of the virus and 'constraints on testing'.
  • In a letter, Dr. Tony Holohan makes reference to the 'lower intrinsic virulence of Omicron' compared to other variants.
  • A report on hospital admissions will be prepared before NPHET's next meeting on 20 January.
EFL not planning to investigate Liverpool's false positive Covid-19 outbreak
# Wrong Result
From The42
# Wrong Result

EFL not planning to investigate Liverpool's false positive Covid-19 outbreak

Jan 11th 2022, 12:30 PM 7,395 Views 27 Comments

As many as 40 Reds players and staff tested positive for coronavirus, leading to the postponement of their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal.

Millions more locked down as China battles Omicron spread
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Millions more locked down as China battles Omicron spread

Updated Jan 11th 2022, 11:12 AM 23,928 Views 19 Comments

In England, people who test positive on an antigen test will no longer need to take a PCR test to confirm their result.

EU experts to discuss Genrui antigen tests after people report hundreds of false positives
# Ce Mark
# Ce Mark

EU experts to discuss Genrui antigen tests after people report hundreds of false positives

Jan 11th 2022, 6:00 AM 20,718 Views 16 Comments

Irish retailers have taken the at-home Covid-19 test kits off the shelves.

# covid-19 - Monday 10 January, 2022

Covid-19: 23,909 cases brings Ireland's total to one million since pandemic began, with 1,063 in hospital, 89 in ICU today
# Latest Covid Numbers
# 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

Updated Jan 10th 2022, 5:56 PM 90,236 Views 151 Comments

The latest figures were reported by the Department of Health today.

Uganda’s schools reopen to students after world’s longest pandemic disruption
# Uganda
# Uganda

Uganda’s schools reopen to students after world’s longest pandemic disruption

Jan 10th 2022, 1:39 PM 10,999 Views 1 Comment

Uganda’s schools have been fully or partially shut for more than 83 weeks.

Kyrgios tests positive for Covid-19 one week before Australian Open
# Nervy Times
From The42
# Nervy Times

Kyrgios tests positive for Covid-19 one week before Australian Open

Jan 10th 2022, 10:17 AM 3,414 Views 4 Comments

The 26-year-old could miss his home grand slam event after testing positive for the virus.

# covid-19 - Sunday 9 January, 2022

New system to register positive antigen tests will be ready next week, says HSE CEO
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

New system to register positive antigen tests will be ready next week, says HSE CEO

Jan 9th 2022, 1:47 PM 41,624 Views 45 Comments

HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid also said that there are strong supplies of antigen tests for January and February.

Covid-19: 21,384 new confirmed cases, 984 in hospital and 83 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 21,384 new confirmed cases, 984 in hospital and 83 in ICU

Jan 9th 2022, 12:21 PM 52,900 Views 70 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

# covid-19 - Saturday 8 January, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# Albania
# Albania

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Jan 8th 2022, 8:00 PM 22,549 Views 4 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Djokovic lawyers say positive Covid-19 test cleared way for vaccine exemption
# Novak Djokovic
# Novak Djokovic

Djokovic lawyers say positive Covid-19 test cleared way for vaccine exemption

Jan 8th 2022, 5:54 PM 43,168 Views 60 Comments

Djokovic has won a legal reprieve from deportation, but it’s unclear whether he will be able to play in the January 17-30 Australian Open.

Covid-19: 26,122 new confirmed cases, 917 in hospital and 83 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 26,122 new confirmed cases, 917 in hospital and 83 in ICU

Updated Jan 8th 2022, 5:01 PM 101,691 Views 228 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

Children aged 5-11 can get the Covid-19 vaccine from today
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Children aged 5-11 can get the Covid-19 vaccine from today

Jan 8th 2022, 1:15 PM 28,726 Views 203 Comments

Health authorities are encouraging parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated.

No evidence pandemic has caused increase in suicides despite 'persistent' online claims
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

No evidence pandemic has caused increase in suicides despite 'persistent' online claims

Jan 8th 2022, 12:05 AM 31,801 Views 90 Comments
  • People opposed to Covid measures are using incomplete CSO figures to claim suicides are rising.
  • Restrictions on Coroners' Courts at the start of the pandemic meant the recorded number of suicides was artificially low.
  • Researchers say inaccurate claims about rising suicide rates can harm vulnerable people.

# covid-19 - Friday 7 January, 2022

Coveney dodges questions on lockdown-breaking champagne bash at his department
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

Coveney dodges questions on lockdown-breaking champagne bash at his department

Jan 7th 2022, 10:26 PM 34,190 Views 0 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister has refused to answer questions about the party held by officials in June 2020.