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# covid19-facts - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Coronavirus: 17 deaths and 788 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 17 deaths and 788 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Feb 14th 2021, 5:50 PM 88,899 Views 139 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by NPHET this evening.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Coronavirus: 66 deaths and 1,078 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: 66 deaths and 1,078 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Feb 13th 2021, 5:30 PM 112,675 Views 224 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed in a statement from NPHET this evening.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 11 February, 2021

'First green shoots of spring': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Key Points
# Key Points

'First green shoots of spring': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 10:25 PM 55,795 Views 34 Comments

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

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 866 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 866 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Feb 11th 2021, 6:01 PM 79,760 Views 131 Comments

Public health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Coronavirus: 54 deaths and 1,006 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: 54 deaths and 1,006 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Feb 10th 2021, 5:42 PM 100,594 Views 152 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Drop in overall number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals, but slight increase in people in ICU
# ICU
# ICU

Drop in overall number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals, but slight increase in people in ICU

Feb 10th 2021, 9:05 AM 18,481 Views 16 Comments

As of 8pm yesterday, 1,012 Covid patients were in Irish hospitals.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

WHO mission says theory that Covid-19 leaked from a lab is 'extremely unlikely'
# Wuhan
# Wuhan

WHO mission says theory that Covid-19 leaked from a lab is 'extremely unlikely'

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 10:45 AM 41,206 Views 108 Comments

Experts believe the disease — which has gone on to kill more than 2.3 million people worldwide — originated in bats.

Number of people with Covid-19 in hospital continues to decrease
# ICU
# ICU

Number of people with Covid-19 in hospital continues to decrease

Feb 9th 2021, 9:14 AM 31,987 Views 57 Comments

1,100 patients with Covid-19 are in Irish hospitals, including 173 in critical care.

Debunked: Yes, the virus that causes Covid-19 has been isolated and photographed
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Yes, the virus that causes Covid-19 has been isolated and photographed

Feb 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 34,198 Views 0 Comments

A post on Instagram claims that SARS-CoV-2 has never been isolated.

# covid19-facts - Monday 8 February, 2021

'We have passed what is the worst of this disease': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Key Points
# Key Points

'We have passed what is the worst of this disease': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Feb 8th 2021, 7:18 PM 67,345 Views 45 Comments

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

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 829 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 829 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Feb 8th 2021, 5:41 PM 89,750 Views 83 Comments

Public health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

People turned back at border with Northern Ireland as new rules come into effect
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

People turned back at border with Northern Ireland as new rules come into effect

Updated Feb 8th 2021, 3:04 PM 47,599 Views 68 Comments

People living in Northern Ireland who cross the Irish border without a reasonable excuse face a 100 euro fine from today.

South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccinations amid concern over efficacy
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccinations amid concern over efficacy

Feb 8th 2021, 2:40 PM 52,957 Views 40 Comments

Researchers are working to update the vaccine to deal with the South African variant.

'No-one will be left behind' in vaccine rollout plan, Dr Colm Henry says
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

'No-one will be left behind' in vaccine rollout plan, Dr Colm Henry says

Feb 8th 2021, 9:15 AM 30,575 Views 51 Comments

People aged 70 and over are set to be vaccinated in GP practices and vaccine centres.

# covid19-facts - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 1,024 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 1,024 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Feb 7th 2021, 5:39 PM 100,509 Views 141 Comments

NPHET confirmed the latest figures in a statement this evening.

Reader Q&A: What impact will the AstraZeneca developments have on Ireland's vaccine roll-out?
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Reader Q&A: What impact will the AstraZeneca developments have on Ireland's vaccine roll-out?

Feb 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,113 Views 0 Comments

The plan for those aged over 70 has changed.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 6 February, 2021

Coronavirus: 55 deaths and 827 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: 55 deaths and 827 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Feb 6th 2021, 5:31 PM 108,187 Views 151 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by NPHET in a statement this evening.

# covid19-facts - Friday 5 February, 2021

One week in January saw more than 10% of all Covid-19 deaths up to that point
# CSO
# CSO

One week in January saw more than 10% of all Covid-19 deaths up to that point

Feb 5th 2021, 4:17 PM 7,982 Views 8 Comments

New data from the Central Statistics Office shows that more than 250 people died of the virus every week in the three weeks up to 29 January.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Glynn says people are taking days to come forward for testing: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Glynn says people are taking days to come forward for testing: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Feb 4th 2021, 8:10 PM 30,880 Views 41 Comments

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

75 deaths and 1,318 new cases: Ireland has recorded over 200,000 Covid-19 infections
# Nphet
# Nphet

75 deaths and 1,318 new cases: Ireland has recorded over 200,000 Covid-19 infections

Feb 4th 2021, 6:11 PM 98,416 Views 166 Comments

The deputy CMO described this as “another significant and unwelcome milestone”.

'Bear with us': HSE deals with rollout issues as Taoiseach pledges vaccination of over-70s will begin on time
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

'Bear with us': HSE deals with rollout issues as Taoiseach pledges vaccination of over-70s will begin on time

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 3:19 PM 61,399 Views 73 Comments
  • NIAC has recommended that people aged 70 and over should receive mRNA vaccines
  • Paul Reid says HSE has "always been clear that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout will have many twists and turns"
  • Varadkar warns rollout among over 70s "may be slower" than originally planned
152,200 first doses and 77,000 second doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

152,200 first doses and 77,000 second doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in Ireland

Feb 4th 2021, 2:06 PM 17,939 Views 49 Comments

The HSE has provided an update on the vaccine programme.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Coronavirus: 94 deaths and 1,013 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 94 deaths and 1,013 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Feb 3rd 2021, 6:02 PM 107,113 Views 84 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

GlaxoSmithKline and CureVac to make Covid vaccines targeting new variants
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

GlaxoSmithKline and CureVac to make Covid vaccines targeting new variants

Feb 3rd 2021, 12:08 PM 14,683 Views 6 Comments

The UK-based firm is teaming up with Germany’s CureVac.

Over 500 Covid-19 patients receiving critical care in Irish hospitals
# ICU
# ICU

Over 500 Covid-19 patients receiving critical care in Irish hospitals

Feb 3rd 2021, 9:25 AM 27,059 Views 24 Comments

There are 205 patients in ICU and 301 others receiving critical care outside of ICU.

WHO team visits virus lab in Wuhan as part of Covid-19 probe
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO team visits virus lab in Wuhan as part of Covid-19 probe

Feb 3rd 2021, 7:49 AM 16,782 Views 26 Comments

The lab is at the heart of a controversial and unproven theory that it could have been the source of the first coronavirus outbreak.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Coronavirus: 101 deaths and 879 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 101 deaths and 879 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Feb 2nd 2021, 5:57 PM 144,413 Views 230 Comments

The total number of cases has reached 198,424.

Ireland to get first 35,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next week
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Ireland to get first 35,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next week

Updated Feb 2nd 2021, 11:20 AM 45,707 Views 101 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said that 1.1 million doses of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines are to be delivered by the end of March.

Here's why NPHET believes Zero Covid wouldn't work in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Here's why NPHET believes Zero Covid wouldn't work in Ireland

Feb 2nd 2021, 10:04 AM 36,295 Views 83 Comments

Health officials have said there are many similarities between their approach and the proposed strategy, but the differences are important.

# covid19-facts - Monday 1 February, 2021

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid-19 vaccines and their roll-out in Ireland?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid-19 vaccines and their roll-out in Ireland?

Feb 1st 2021, 3:43 PM 15,156 Views 0 Comments

With three vaccines now approved for use in the EU – and each reporting supply issues – what do you want to know?

# covid19-facts - Friday 29 January, 2021

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?
# Covid19
# Covid19

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?

Jan 29th 2021, 6:34 PM 65,616 Views 55 Comments

The EU is under increasing pressure as member states face unexpected supply issues just one month into their vaccine programmes.

Dr Colm Henry: There was a 10-fold increase in people sick with Covid from start of December to January
# Hospital Capacity
# Hospital Capacity

Dr Colm Henry: There was a 10-fold increase in people sick with Covid from start of December to January

Jan 29th 2021, 9:43 AM 13,981 Views 4 Comments

As of yesterday, there are 1,620 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 216 in ICU.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 28 January, 2021

3% of the population have been vaccinated, as Covid hospitalisations continue to fall
# Hospital Capacity
# Hospital Capacity

3% of the population have been vaccinated, as Covid hospitalisations continue to fall

Jan 28th 2021, 10:59 AM 28,994 Views 78 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said that 66,000 people in long term residential care homes have been vaccinated.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Donnelly says vaccine timeframe is 'realistic' as 217 people with Covid-19 in ICUs
# Hospital Capacity
# Hospital Capacity

Donnelly says vaccine timeframe is 'realistic' as 217 people with Covid-19 in ICUs

Jan 27th 2021, 1:12 PM 25,397 Views 40 Comments

The Health Minister said today that he still thinks it’s realistic to expect all adults to be offered a Covid vaccine by September.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Coronavirus: 90 deaths and 928 new cases confirmed, bringing the death toll in Ireland to over 3,000
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 90 deaths and 928 new cases confirmed, bringing the death toll in Ireland to over 3,000

Updated Jan 26th 2021, 6:41 PM 141,523 Views 207 Comments

The National Public Health Emergency Team confirmed the latest figures in a statement this evening.

Travellers into Ireland to be subject to mandatory quarantine at home or in a hotel, government says
# Level 5
# Level 5

Travellers into Ireland to be subject to mandatory quarantine at home or in a hotel, government says

Updated Jan 26th 2021, 6:16 PM 58,893 Views 75 Comments

Micheál Martin announced the extended measures this afternoon.

There are 1,823 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and 216 people in ICU
# Hospital Capacity
# Hospital Capacity

There are 1,823 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and 216 people in ICU

Jan 26th 2021, 12:22 PM 13,200 Views 10 Comments

Prof Philip Nolan has said that he expects hospital admissions to “remain very high for weeks”.

Germany joins AstraZeneca in rejecting 'completely incorrect' reports on Covid vaccine efficacy in elderly
# Over 65s
# Over 65s

Germany joins AstraZeneca in rejecting 'completely incorrect' reports on Covid vaccine efficacy in elderly

Updated Jan 26th 2021, 11:33 AM 76,623 Views 41 Comments

Two German newspaper reports cast doubt on the effectiveness of the Oxford vaccine among older age groups.

Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew
# Riots
# Riots

Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew

Jan 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 40,688 Views 52 Comments

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has said herd immunity could be achieved this year.

# covid19-facts - Monday 25 January, 2021

Glynn says quarantine plans 'welcome': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Glynn says quarantine plans 'welcome': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Jan 25th 2021, 7:59 PM 61,461 Views 30 Comments

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