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# covid19-facts - Friday 21 January, 2022

Explainer: Why are Covid restrictions lifting now?
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

Explainer: Why are Covid restrictions lifting now?

Updated Fri 9:22 PM 58,042 Views 56 Comments

Most measures will be lifted tomorrow. Experts say there are good reasons for this.

'Today is a good day': Taoiseach confirms almost all Covid measures to be lifted from 6am tomorrow
# Reopening
# Reopening

'Today is a good day': Taoiseach confirms almost all Covid measures to be lifted from 6am tomorrow

Fri 6:12 PM 93,103 Views 189 Comments

Last night, NPHET recommended that almost all Covid-19 restrictions could end.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Covid: 10,571 new cases announced in Ireland, 896 in hospital and 90 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid: 10,571 new cases announced in Ireland, 896 in hospital and 90 in ICU

Thu 4:29 PM 49,576 Views 83 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.

# covid19-facts - 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 70,003 Views 68 Comments

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

# covid19-facts - Friday 14 January, 2022

Most Covid-19 patients in hospital not requiring supplemental oxygen
# Hospitalisation
# Hospitalisation

Most Covid-19 patients in hospital not requiring supplemental oxygen

Jan 14th 2022, 11:57 AM 24,341 Views 52 Comments

A new review found that just 42% of patients in hospital with the disease have Covid-19 symptoms.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

As close contact rules change in Ireland, what's the advice in other parts of the world?
# Covid Contacts
# Covid Contacts

As close contact rules change in Ireland, what's the advice in other parts of the world?

Jan 12th 2022, 6:00 PM 25,901 Views 9 Comments

The rules are different across the board. Let’s take a closer look.

# covid19-facts - 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 41,044 Views 68 Comments

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

# covid19-facts - Thursday 6 January, 2022

Q&A: Digital Covid Certs are being updated for boosters - here's what they'll be required for
# Boosted
# Boosted

Q&A: Digital Covid Certs are being updated for boosters - here's what they'll be required for

Jan 6th 2022, 5:00 PM 60,325 Views 76 Comments

If you’re boosted, you’ll soon get a new EU pass.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Coronavirus: 21,302 new confirmed cases, 884 in hospital and  90 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 21,302 new confirmed cases, 884 in hospital and 90 in ICU

Jan 4th 2022, 5:59 PM 68,538 Views 122 Comments

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

# covid19-facts - Friday 31 December, 2021

Covid case numbers are spiralling globally but deaths are down
# Omicron
# Omicron

Covid case numbers are spiralling globally but deaths are down

Dec 31st 2021, 3:24 PM 21,699 Views 10 Comments

The average number of new daily coronavirus cases globally has passed the symbolic one million mark.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Israel approves fourth vaccine for vulnerable
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Israel approves fourth vaccine for vulnerable

Updated Dec 30th 2021, 10:00 PM 107,674 Views 52 Comments

The WHO has warned of a “tsunami” of new cases as countries, including Ireland, record largest-ever surges.

# covid19-facts - Monday 27 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 6,735 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 6,735 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 27th 2021, 2:12 PM 87,420 Views 117 Comments

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

# covid19-facts - Sunday 26 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 10,404 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 10,404 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 26th 2021, 1:29 PM 105,065 Views 96 Comments

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

# covid19-facts - Friday 24 December, 2021

11,182 new coronavirus cases confirmed - Ireland's highest daily total
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

11,182 new coronavirus cases confirmed - Ireland's highest daily total

Dec 24th 2021, 1:39 PM 153,257 Views 200 Comments

The Department of Health has estimated that Omicron accounts for 83% of cases now.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Paul Reid: We'll 'cling to hope' of Omicron studies, but variant is more transmissible than Delta
# HSE Chief
# HSE Chief

Paul Reid: We'll 'cling to hope' of Omicron studies, but variant is more transmissible than Delta

Dec 23rd 2021, 9:02 AM 34,974 Views 97 Comments

Paul Reid said that Omicron is over 5.5 times more transmissible than Delta.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach
# Omicron
# Omicron

'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach

Updated Dec 21st 2021, 5:20 PM 66,723 Views 147 Comments
  • All restaurants, bars, cinemas and theatres must close at 8pm until 30 January
  • There is speculation that further restrictions could be introduced in the coming weeks
  • The Taoiseach has said that data on Omicron will be the "key consideration" around restrictions

# covid19-facts - Monday 20 December, 2021

Only half of people with Covid-19 symptoms are isolating as 4,799 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Only half of people with Covid-19 symptoms are isolating as 4,799 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Dec 20th 2021, 7:18 PM 107,506 Views 111 Comments

467 people were in hospital with the virus this morning, including 104 are in intensive care.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 18 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 7,333 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# The Daily Figures
# The Daily Figures

Coronavirus: 7,333 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 18th 2021, 3:03 PM 145,031 Views 232 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

# covid19-facts - Friday 17 December, 2021

All arrivals into Ireland will be advised to take antigen tests for five days
# Travel
# Travel

All arrivals into Ireland will be advised to take antigen tests for five days

Dec 17th 2021, 6:37 PM 37,195 Views 33 Comments

The Taoiseach announced the measure in an address to the nation this evening.

As it happened: This evening's developments as Cabinet signed off on harsh new Covid measures
Live Dec 17th 2021, 6:01 PM

As it happened: This evening's developments as Cabinet signed off on harsh new Covid measures

  • NPHET recommended that pubs and restaurants be shut from 5pm.
  • Numerous government TDs and senators expressed anger at the recommendation.
  • The Taoiseach announced new restrictions, including an 8pm closing time, in an address to the nation.
Q&A: Who is eligible for a Covid-19 booster and when will I get mine?
# Questions Answered
# Questions Answered

Q&A: Who is eligible for a Covid-19 booster and when will I get mine?

Dec 17th 2021, 12:59 PM 39,534 Views 18 Comments

Here’s what you need to know about the Covid-19 booster rollout programme.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 16 December, 2021

People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 27 December, three weeks ahead of schedule
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 27 December, three weeks ahead of schedule

Dec 16th 2021, 4:00 PM 63,989 Views 75 Comments
  • People aged 40-49 will be offered boosters from 27 December - three weeks ahead of the initial plan
  • Vaccinations for children aged 5-11 will commence in paediatric hospitals next week
  • 50,000 Covid-19 boosters were administered yesterday - a daily record, Órla Ryan reports

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

Covid-19: What does the recent data tell us about Ireland's fight against the virus?
# Crunch The Numbers
# Crunch The Numbers

Covid-19: What does the recent data tell us about Ireland's fight against the virus?

Dec 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,632 Views 34 Comments
  • High levels of Covid-19 continue to be reported among children, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Hospitalisation rates for older groups dipped following the rollout of booster vaccines.
  • Small numbers of people continue to come forward for their initial first and second doses of vaccine.

# covid19-facts - Sunday 12 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 4,667 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 4,667 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 12th 2021, 2:54 PM 66,106 Views 82 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 9 December, 2021

'It's a little bit shambolic': Hundreds turned away after two Dublin walk-in centres reach capacity
# Booster Vaccines
# Booster Vaccines

'It's a little bit shambolic': Hundreds turned away after two Dublin walk-in centres reach capacity

Updated Dec 9th 2021, 1:00 PM 65,494 Views 53 Comments

People were turned away from two Dublin booster walk-in centres this morning after the HSE sent texts out to people last night.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Initial data on Omicron 'doesn't indicate it is more severe', WHO's Dr Mike Ryan says
# Omicron
# Omicron

Initial data on Omicron 'doesn't indicate it is more severe', WHO's Dr Mike Ryan says

Updated Dec 8th 2021, 12:43 PM 34,685 Views 25 Comments

Pfizer said today its vaccine is “still effective” against the Omicron variant after three doses.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Debunked: No, 80% of Covid deaths during October were not in fully vaccinated people
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, 80% of Covid deaths during October were not in fully vaccinated people

Dec 7th 2021, 6:29 PM 3,958 Views 0 Comments

The claim is contained in a text-based post on Facebook.

New Covid-19 measures for hospitality, nightclubs and household visits taking effect today
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

New Covid-19 measures for hospitality, nightclubs and household visits taking effect today

Dec 7th 2021, 7:44 AM 39,960 Views 71 Comments

A number of restrictions announced last week are in place from now until 9 January.

# covid19-facts - Monday 6 December, 2021

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives
# Covid Latest
# Covid Latest

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives

Updated Dec 6th 2021, 6:58 PM 29,078 Views 29 Comments
  • The top PUP rate of €350 is available to those earning €400 or more per week.
  • Hospitality and events representatives are meeting with the Tánaiste and the Culture Minister.
  • The number of Covid-19 cases in Ireland jumped by 10% in the last two weeks of November.
Unmasked students should not be excluded from school, department advises
# Schools
# Schools

Unmasked students should not be excluded from school, department advises

Updated Dec 6th 2021, 12:27 PM 27,595 Views 60 Comments

The CEO of the Irish Primary Principals’ Network said there have been “high levels of compliance” among children wearing masks.

# covid19-facts - Sunday 5 December, 2021

New travel test rules take effect for inbound passengers to Ireland
# Travel
# Travel

New travel test rules take effect for inbound passengers to Ireland

Updated Dec 5th 2021, 7:25 PM 56,938 Views 61 Comments

Ireland is exempt from further rules on testing announced yesterday for people travelling to the UK.

Coronavirus: 5,156 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 5,156 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 5th 2021, 1:08 PM 71,994 Views 111 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Australia approves Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11
# Vaccine Approval
# Vaccine Approval

Australia approves Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11

Dec 5th 2021, 12:40 PM 12,597 Views 23 Comments

“It is about keeping our kids safe, keeping our families safe, keeping all Australians safe,” Australia’s Health Minister said.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 4 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 5,622 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 5,622 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 4th 2021, 1:45 PM 91,379 Views 152 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

# covid19-facts - Friday 3 December, 2021

Reader Q&A: Your questions on Covid-19 vaccine boosters answered
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Reader Q&A: Your questions on Covid-19 vaccine boosters answered

Dec 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 28,955 Views 27 Comments
  • Readers sent in dozens of questions about booster vaccines and the rollout in Ireland.
  • Here, we've done our best to answer your queries and concerns.
  • The Covid-19 booster vaccine rollout is ongoing in Ireland at the moment.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots

Updated Dec 2nd 2021, 9:16 AM 44,156 Views 22 Comments

Additionally, the UK has approved a Covid drug treatment that makers say works against Omicron.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Chair of expert ventilation group says Nolan's comment on HEPA filters 'defies laws of physics'
# Schools
# Schools

Chair of expert ventilation group says Nolan's comment on HEPA filters 'defies laws of physics'

Dec 1st 2021, 4:39 PM 87,462 Views 67 Comments

Professor John Wenger said the filters could help schools with poor ventilation.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Johnson insists Christmas parties should happen as booster jab campaign ramps up
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Johnson insists Christmas parties should happen as booster jab campaign ramps up

Updated Nov 30th 2021, 9:35 PM 38,181 Views 29 Comments

The UK Prime Minister promised that everyone eligible for a booster will be offered one by the end of January.

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid vaccine booster rollout?
# Questions
# Questions

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid vaccine booster rollout?

Nov 30th 2021, 2:07 PM 19,738 Views 0 Comments

Certain cohorts are being prioritised to receive their booster jabs at the moment.

Pressure grows for patent waiver amid 'Covid vaccine apartheid' - so what's Ireland's position?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Pressure grows for patent waiver amid 'Covid vaccine apartheid' - so what's Ireland's position?

Nov 30th 2021, 12:42 PM 29,192 Views 20 Comments

A mock funeral will be held outside Leinster House today to protest the Government’s support for EU’s efforts to block the TRIPS waiver.

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