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# covid19 - Today’s News

'The virus kills people we love': Woman whose husband died from Covid-19 urges people to wear masks
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# Jeni Pim

'The virus kills people we love': Woman whose husband died from Covid-19 urges people to wear masks

1 hour ago 24,144 Views 22 Comments

To people who are “fed up” of the pandemic, Jeni Pim said: “I’m fed up with it as well, it has killed my soulmate.”

'Our lives are in limbo': Parents of vulnerable toddler say family carers should be moved up vaccine priority list
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# Covid19

'Our lives are in limbo': Parents of vulnerable toddler say family carers should be moved up vaccine priority list

4 hours ago 13,165 Views 5 Comments

Health officials and the minister have said it is unlikely family carers will be moved up the list.

# covid19 - Yesterday’s News

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 2,371 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 2,371 new cases confirmed in Ireland

16 hours ago 85,452 Views 159 Comments
  • 219 people are in ICU today
  • Dr Tony Holohan has urged people to stay at home this weekend to minimise the spread of Covid-19
  • Of today's cases, 757 were in Dublin, 237 in Cork and 154 in Waterford
'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit

Updated 21 hours ago 52,935 Views 83 Comments
  • Paul Reid said that transmission is "extremely different", with whole families getting sick from Covid-19.
  • An Oireachtas Committee heard that over 6,500 workers in acute hospitals are currently on sick leave.
  • There have been 523 Covid deaths in January, with the CMO predicting that this could rise up to 1,000.
How does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?
# Covid19
# Covid19

How does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?

Fri 12:05 AM 36,410 Views 18 Comments

Public Health officials are urging people to stay at home as high levels of community transmission continue to pose a risk.

# covid19 - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Life on a Covid ward: 'We were the last people some patients saw, but many died on their own'
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# Covid19

Life on a Covid ward: 'We were the last people some patients saw, but many died on their own'

Thu 6:19 PM 18,623 Views 8 Comments

Clinical Nurse Manager Bernie Waterhouse shared her experience of working on a Covid ward for the last ten months.

Vaccines: HSE says 121,900 vaccine doses have been administered so far in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Vaccines: HSE says 121,900 vaccine doses have been administered so far in Ireland

Thu 2:26 PM 30,069 Views 98 Comments

The HSE has provided an update on the vaccination programme.

World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon
# Covid19
# Covid19

World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon

Thu 9:03 AM 9,330 Views 16 Comments

Lebanon has been logging some 5,500 cases a day since the start of the year.

Johnson warns more lives will be lost as UK records deadliest day of pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson warns more lives will be lost as UK records deadliest day of pandemic

Thu 8:18 AM 27,577 Views 15 Comments

Boris Johnson said ‘the light will only really begin to dawn as we get those vaccinations out’.

# covid19 - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll

Wed 7:43 AM 15,608 Views 24 Comments

The UK recorded a further 1,610 coronavirus deaths yesterday – the highest number reported on a single day.

# covid19 - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'Our children are suffering': Parents of children with special needs tell government and unions to 'sort it out'
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Our children are suffering': Parents of children with special needs tell government and unions to 'sort it out'

Tue 12:52 PM 14,768 Views 44 Comments

Unions have said teachers’ concerns about their safety have not been eased by health officials.

WHO chief says 'me-first' attitude to vaccines among high income countries will prolong pandemic
# Covid19
# Covid19

WHO chief says 'me-first' attitude to vaccines among high income countries will prolong pandemic

Tue 11:21 AM 18,019 Views 44 Comments

39 million doses have been administered in 49 higher income countries, while just 25 doses have been given in one low income country.

Explainer: We're into our surge ICU capacity in hospitals - so what does that mean?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Explainer: We're into our surge ICU capacity in hospitals - so what does that mean?

Tue 12:05 AM 34,475 Views 40 Comments

Hospitals are under increasing pressure, with patients in all age cohorts needing critical care.

# covid19 - Monday 18 January, 2021

There are now 2,023 people with Covid-19 in hospital
# Hospitalisations
# Hospitalisations

There are now 2,023 people with Covid-19 in hospital

Updated Mon 12:56 PM 57,811 Views 88 Comments
  • Over 400 people with Covid-19 are receiving high-grade ventilation and respiratory support inside and outside of ICU.
  • 17 of Ireland’s 18 private hospitals have signed up to a “safety net” deal.
  • As of last Wednesday, 77,303 people have received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.

# covid19 - Sunday 17 January, 2021

There are 1,923 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 195 of those in ICU
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

There are 1,923 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 195 of those in ICU

Sun 11:52 AM 25,242 Views 71 Comments

There were 60 deaths and a further 3,231 cases of Covid-19 announced yesterday.

# covid19 - Friday 15 January, 2021

Ireland may have to adjust vaccine rollout plan after Pfizer temporarily reduces deliveries to Europe
# Delays
# Delays

Ireland may have to adjust vaccine rollout plan after Pfizer temporarily reduces deliveries to Europe

Updated Jan 15th 2021, 1:35 PM 87,047 Views 57 Comments

“The temporary reduction will affect all European countries,” Norway’s Public Health Agency said in a statement.

EMA says shorter process can be used if vaccines have to be adapted for new strains
# Covid19
# Covid19

EMA says shorter process can be used if vaccines have to be adapted for new strains

Jan 15th 2021, 12:25 PM 9,850 Views 7 Comments

Developers have said they could adapt the vaccine quickly if a new variant is resistant to it.

# covid19 - Thursday 14 January, 2021

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's third wave?
# WEEKLY DATA
# WEEKLY DATA

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's third wave?

Updated Jan 14th 2021, 7:15 PM 55,388 Views 39 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said this week “we are seeing early signs of progress” but said we should expect hospitalisations, ICU admissions and deaths to increase “day on day”.

NPHET stresses pressure on health system as 208 deaths recorded in January
# Covid19
# Covid19

NPHET stresses pressure on health system as 208 deaths recorded in January

Jan 14th 2021, 7:12 PM 13,681 Views 4 Comments

The youngest person to pass away with Covid-19 this month was 25-years-old.

HSE says 77,303 people - 1.58% of the population - have received first dose of vaccine so far in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE says 77,303 people - 1.58% of the population - have received first dose of vaccine so far in Ireland

Jan 14th 2021, 2:23 PM 38,282 Views 104 Comments

The HSE gave an update on the vaccination programme this afternoon.

European agency to amend travel advice following criticism from top Irish health officials
# ECDC
# ECDC

European agency to amend travel advice following criticism from top Irish health officials

Jan 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 21,650 Views 12 Comments

The ECDC said elements of its advice around international travel “need to be modified”.

# covid19 - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Coronavirus: 63 deaths and 3,569 new cases as number of people in hospital is now double the peak of April 2020
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 63 deaths and 3,569 new cases as number of people in hospital is now double the peak of April 2020

Jan 13th 2021, 5:50 PM 143,588 Views 252 Comments
  • There are now 1,770 people in hospital
  • There are 172 people in ICU
  • Nurses say the health system is 'overloaded'
  • HSE staff who are close contacts told to return to work
'The system is overloaded': Nurses call for upgraded PPE and fully nationalised private hospital capacity
# Covid19
# Covid19

'The system is overloaded': Nurses call for upgraded PPE and fully nationalised private hospital capacity

Jan 13th 2021, 5:12 PM 21,896 Views 25 Comments

The INMO has also suggested a partial reopening of schools to take the pressure of healthcare workers with school-aged children.

HSE calls close contacts back into work with more than 7,000 health staff absent
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# Covid19

HSE calls close contacts back into work with more than 7,000 health staff absent

Jan 13th 2021, 11:50 AM 30,713 Views 58 Comments

The HSE has said close contacts returning to work are tested and closely monitored.

Explainer: What we know about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Explainer: What we know about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

Jan 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,326 Views 10 Comments

Developers have applied to the European regulator for authorisation.

# covid19 - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 rises to 1,285
# Hospital Capacity
# Hospital Capacity

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 rises to 1,285

Jan 9th 2021, 9:13 AM 31,940 Views 79 Comments

There are 107 people in ICU with Covid-19.

# covid19 - Friday 8 January, 2021

INMO calls for 'critical emergency' protocols to be implemented across health service
# Third Wave
# Third Wave

INMO calls for 'critical emergency' protocols to be implemented across health service

Jan 8th 2021, 6:25 PM 17,492 Views 10 Comments

The INMO is also calling on the HSE to improve daily communications with staff.

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's third wave?
# Third Wave
# Third Wave

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's third wave?

Jan 8th 2021, 4:00 PM 53,757 Views 36 Comments

Ireland is in a “serious phase” of its current surge, according to the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

Unions and Education Minister agree the 'established' Leaving Cert must take place in June
# Teachers' Unions
# Teachers' Unions

Unions and Education Minister agree the 'established' Leaving Cert must take place in June

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 2:45 PM 44,091 Views 116 Comments

Meanwhile, the decision not to allow in-school learning for children with special needs has been called “devastating”.

# covid19 - Thursday 7 January, 2021

INMO warns staffing levels in the Irish health service are in 'freefall'
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# Covid19

INMO warns staffing levels in the Irish health service are in 'freefall'

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 9:05 PM 60,942 Views 73 Comments

Worst case scenario projections put numbers requiring critical care beyond even our surge capacity.

Leaving Cert students to move to remote learning after government u-turn
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert students to move to remote learning after government u-turn

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 9:05 PM 79,103 Views 204 Comments

The ASTI had told its members not cooperate with government plans to bring students in for three days a week.

Here are the new restrictions as Ireland's Covid-19 cases climb
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# Covid19

Here are the new restrictions as Ireland's Covid-19 cases climb

Jan 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 51,018 Views 51 Comments

Government has announced additional measures aimed at combating viral spread and protecting the country’s health service.

# covid19 - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

What's the total ICU bed capacity for the latest Covid-19 surge?
# Hospitalisation
# Hospitalisation

What's the total ICU bed capacity for the latest Covid-19 surge?

Jan 6th 2021, 6:05 AM 31,741 Views 32 Comments

The HSE has said it would, of course, continue to care for patients beyond capacity but the level of care would not be the same.

# covid19 - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about Covid-19 vaccines and the rollout in Ireland?
# Answers
# Answers

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

Jan 5th 2021, 12:14 PM 17,886 Views 0 Comments

By the end of this week it is expected 35,000 people will have received their first dose.

# covid19 - Monday 4 January, 2021

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 6,110 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Covid19

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 6,110 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Jan 4th 2021, 7:23 PM 185,425 Views 451 Comments

New figures were revealed by health officials this evening.

35,000 to receive first Covid-19 dose this week, Health Minister says
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

35,000 to receive first Covid-19 dose this week, Health Minister says

Updated Jan 4th 2021, 2:17 PM 36,296 Views 94 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said 4,000 people received the vaccine in the first few days of the rollout.

# covid19 - Saturday 2 January, 2021

'Prepare ourselves for some quite worrying numbers': Nolan warns of an increase in case and hospital numbers
# Covid Figures
# Covid Figures

'Prepare ourselves for some quite worrying numbers': Nolan warns of an increase in case and hospital numbers

Updated Jan 2nd 2021, 4:02 PM 101,582 Views 131 Comments

Professor Nolan said that there are expected to be over 3,000 new cases reported tonight.

# covid19 - Friday 1 January, 2021

Coronavirus: 11 deaths and 1,754 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 11 deaths and 1,754 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 1st 2021, 6:44 PM 198,324 Views 230 Comments

In excess of 9,000 additional new cases will be reported over the coming days, NPHET has warned.

Increased testing demand and an IT legacy issue - What's behind the current lag in reporting Covid-19 cases?
# CIDR
# CIDR

Increased testing demand and an IT legacy issue - What's behind the current lag in reporting Covid-19 cases?

Jan 1st 2021, 3:44 PM 46,463 Views 59 Comments

As many as 4,000 additional positive test results have been received which are not yet included in the official case count.

# covid19 - Thursday 31 December, 2020

People must 'look at their plans' and reduce contacts as Ireland battles third wave, Holohan says
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# New Year's Eve

People must 'look at their plans' and reduce contacts as Ireland battles third wave, Holohan says

Dec 31st 2020, 9:01 AM 32,771 Views 134 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said the current levels of transmission of Covid-19 are “simply unsustainable”.

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