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# covid19 - Yesterday’s News

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

Tue 5:43 PM 46,904 Views 66 Comments

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

# covid19 - Thursday 13 January, 2022

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 43,163 Views 61 Comments

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

# covid19 - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

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 23,859 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.

# covid19 - Sunday 9 January, 2022

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 52,836 Views 70 Comments

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

# covid19 - Friday 7 January, 2022

State spent almost €25 million on mandatory hotel quarantine, new figures show
# Mhq
# Mhq

State spent almost €25 million on mandatory hotel quarantine, new figures show

Jan 7th 2022, 10:52 AM 10,082 Views 21 Comments

Approximately €9.5 million was collected from those that had to use the service.

# covid19 - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Ireland ranked highest in Europe for boosters as elective care may be cancelled due to Covid
# Omicron
# Omicron

Ireland ranked highest in Europe for boosters as elective care may be cancelled due to Covid

Updated Jan 4th 2022, 7:45 PM 90,116 Views 107 Comments

Strict close contact rules and the prevalence of Covid-19 have caused worker shortages in some sectors.

# covid19 - Monday 3 January, 2022

Coronavirus: 16,986 new confirmed cases, 804 in hospital and 93 in ICU
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 16,986 new confirmed cases, 804 in hospital and 93 in ICU

Jan 3rd 2022, 12:04 PM 106,803 Views 147 Comments

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

HSE opens Covid vaccine registration for all children aged 5-11
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE opens Covid vaccine registration for all children aged 5-11

Jan 3rd 2022, 9:50 AM 30,982 Views 126 Comments

The HSE said appointments are expected to be offered soon after registration.

# covid19 - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Booster vaccines available to anyone aged over 16 as Health Minister promises more ICU beds
# Booster Programme
# Booster Programme

Booster vaccines available to anyone aged over 16 as Health Minister promises more ICU beds

Updated Jan 2nd 2022, 6:35 PM 56,216 Views 114 Comments
  • Those aged over 16 will be able to access the jab through vaccination centres, community pharmacies and GPs.
  • HSE Chief Clinical Officer Colm Henry said that at least 3,800 HSE staff were out on Covid-related leave across the country.
  • Meanwhile, Eamon Ryan has said that he expects schools, colleges and creches to reopen after the Christmas break.

# covid19 - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 16,428 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 22 deaths notified in the past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 16,428 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 22 deaths notified in the past week

Dec 29th 2021, 6:52 PM 197,135 Views 319 Comments

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

First vaccination clinics for vulnerable children held as hospitals face pressure due to Covid
# Vaccine Programme
# Vaccine Programme

First vaccination clinics for vulnerable children held as hospitals face pressure due to Covid

Updated Dec 29th 2021, 4:45 PM 90,726 Views 104 Comments
  • The number of people in hospital with Covid jumped by 75 overnight.
  • There were 16,959 positive swabs reported today by the Department of Health
  • The booster programme hit the milestone of 2,000,000 doses administered.
People aged 30-39 can receive a booster shot from today
# Boosters
# Boosters

People aged 30-39 can receive a booster shot from today

Dec 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,512 Views 11 Comments

Those aged 16-29 who received a Janssen primary dose can also avail of a booster from today.

# covid19 - 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 87,397 Views 117 Comments

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

Irish NGOs worried booster roll-outs will lead to further vaccine inequality globally
# Vaccine Equity
# Vaccine Equity

Irish NGOs worried booster roll-outs will lead to further vaccine inequality globally

Dec 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,357 Views 8 Comments

Without intellectual property rights waivers to allow developing countries to produce their own jabs, demand will continue to outstrip supply, they said.

# covid19 - Sunday 26 December, 2021

Holohan advises people not to meet indoors with other households and to avoid crowded shops
# Health Measures
# Health Measures

Holohan advises people not to meet indoors with other households and to avoid crowded shops

Dec 26th 2021, 7:45 AM 141,241 Views 130 Comments

The CMO reiterated his message to reduce social contacts to stem the spread of Omicron.

# covid19 - 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 153,223 Views 200 Comments

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

# covid19 - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 7,411 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 7,411 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Dec 23rd 2021, 5:40 PM 84,414 Views 93 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan has said that the omicron is now accounting for almost three-quarters of new cases in Ireland.

# covid19 - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 6,307 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 55 deaths notified in the past week
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 6,307 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 55 deaths notified in the past week

Dec 22nd 2021, 5:29 PM 78,389 Views 120 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Plan for the rollout of boosters to under-40s expected by end of week, says HSE
# Covid19
# Covid19

Plan for the rollout of boosters to under-40s expected by end of week, says HSE

Dec 22nd 2021, 4:23 PM 15,813 Views 41 Comments
UK cuts Covid isolation period to 7 days as Johnson says no more restrictions before Christmas
# Isolation
# Isolation

UK cuts Covid isolation period to 7 days as Johnson says no more restrictions before Christmas

Dec 22nd 2021, 7:06 AM 20,014 Views 12 Comments

The rule change will allow thousands of people to see their families in time for Christmas.

# covid19 - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Biden pledges 500 million free rapid Covid tests to counter Omicron
# Testing
# Testing

Biden pledges 500 million free rapid Covid tests to counter Omicron

Dec 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 12,684 Views 43 Comments

People will use a new website to order their tests, which will then be sent by US mail at no charge, the White House said.

# covid19 - 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 107,492 Views 111 Comments

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

# covid19 - 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 32,622 Views 33 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 - Monday 13 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 4,688 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,688 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Dec 13th 2021, 9:00 PM 63,085 Views 47 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

# covid19 - Saturday 11 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 4,004 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,004 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 11th 2021, 1:07 PM 47,437 Views 54 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

# covid19 - Friday 10 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 4,115 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,115 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 10th 2021, 5:11 PM 47,810 Views 31 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

# covid19 - Thursday 9 December, 2021

EU watchdog says Omicron 'mostly mild' as WHO warns on vaccine hoarding
# European Medicines Agency
# European Medicines Agency

EU watchdog says Omicron 'mostly mild' as WHO warns on vaccine hoarding

Dec 9th 2021, 9:25 PM 20,589 Views 17 Comments

The European Medicines Agency also said that early data suggested the new variant is more infectious than Delta.

# covid19 - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 5,590 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 5,590 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 7th 2021, 5:27 PM 61,930 Views 83 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

'It feels like we're the whipping boys': Venues and promoters scramble to implement new 50% capacity rule
# Frustration
# Frustration

'It feels like we're the whipping boys': Venues and promoters scramble to implement new 50% capacity rule

Dec 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 14,460 Views 15 Comments
  • Venues were left with just days to decide whether to cancel, reschedule or add dates and ask customers to change their tickets, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Those working in the industry have asked for clarity on the conditions that need to be met in order to lift the restrictions in January.

# covid19 - Sunday 5 December, 2021

New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says

Updated Dec 5th 2021, 4:22 PM 46,608 Views 101 Comments

The government agreed a number of new measures on hospitality and household visits on Friday.

Pressure piled on Johnson to come clean over No 10 Christmas party
# Dominic Raab
# Dominic Raab

Pressure piled on Johnson to come clean over No 10 Christmas party

Dec 5th 2021, 2:00 PM 50,306 Views 24 Comments

Dominic Raab said it would have been a breach of Covid restrictions if Downing Street staff held a party last year.

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.

Repatriation flight for 156 people arrives in Ireland from  Morocco
# Omicron
# Omicron

Repatriation flight for 156 people arrives in Ireland from Morocco

Dec 5th 2021, 8:29 AM 33,095 Views 17 Comments

Morocco has banned all incoming flights for at least two weeks.

# covid19 - Friday 3 December, 2021

No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised
# Household Visits
# Household Visits

No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised

Dec 3rd 2021, 6:23 PM 31,573 Views 83 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced a number of new Covid restrictions this evening.

# covid19 - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 4,163 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,163 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 2nd 2021, 5:12 PM 58,690 Views 75 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

# covid19 - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

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 19,736 Views 0 Comments

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

# covid19 - Sunday 28 November, 2021

Netherlands confirms 13 Omicron cases among passengers on flights
# New Variant
# New Variant

Netherlands confirms 13 Omicron cases among passengers on flights

Updated Nov 28th 2021, 1:45 PM 42,235 Views 46 Comments

The cases emerged from 61 positive cases in passengers on planes from South Africa to Amsterdam.

Coronavirus: 3,735 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 3,735 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 28th 2021, 12:30 PM 58,944 Views 51 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.

NPHET meeting and considering further measures after Omicron variant detected in Europe
# Omicron
# Omicron

NPHET meeting and considering further measures after Omicron variant detected in Europe

Nov 28th 2021, 7:35 AM 99,956 Views 122 Comments

The new variant has not yet been detected in Ireland.

# covid19 - Saturday 27 November, 2021

UK identifies two cases of Omicron Covid variant
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

UK identifies two cases of Omicron Covid variant

Updated Nov 27th 2021, 5:51 PM 110,035 Views 95 Comments

The new variant of Covid-19 has been deemed a high risk by the EU.

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