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# covid19 - Today’s News

Official Covid case numbers 'just the tip of the iceberg' as subvariants lead to summer surge
# Covid19
# Covid19

Official Covid case numbers 'just the tip of the iceberg' as subvariants lead to summer surge

23 hours ago 40,477 Views 26 Comments

Last week there was a more than 50% jump in reported case numbers.

# covid19 - Thursday 5 May, 2022

WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world
# Excess Mortality
# Excess Mortality

WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world

May 5th 2022, 2:59 PM 10,153 Views 12 Comments

The figure includes deaths directly associated with Covid as well as those due to the pandemic’s impact on the health system and society.

# covid19 - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

Coronavirus: 14,486 new cases and 750 patients in hospital, including 44 in ICU
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 14,486 new cases and 750 patients in hospital, including 44 in ICU

Apr 19th 2022, 3:18 PM 22,693 Views 33 Comments

The Department of Health announced the latest figures from the Easter break this afternoon.

# covid19 - Saturday 9 April, 2022

'Disappointing' to have no nursing or midwifery member on new Covid advisory group, INMO says
# Nurses
# Nurses

'Disappointing' to have no nursing or midwifery member on new Covid advisory group, INMO says

Apr 9th 2022, 2:39 PM 17,814 Views 21 Comments

The Department of Health yesterday confirmed the details of the new Covid-19 Advisory Group that will include members such as Professor Luke O’Neill.

# covid19 - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

European health agencies say it's 'too early' for fourth Covid vaccine for general population
# Booster Dose
# Booster Dose

European health agencies say it's 'too early' for fourth Covid vaccine for general population

Apr 6th 2022, 5:24 PM 68,744 Views 43 Comments

NIAC today recommended a second mRNA booster dose for people aged 65 or over and those who are immunocompromised.

# covid19 - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

HSE boss admits ‘challenges’ ahead as €20 billion National Service Plan unveiled
# Health Reforms
# Health Reforms

HSE boss admits ‘challenges’ ahead as €20 billion National Service Plan unveiled

Mar 1st 2022, 5:44 PM 18,647 Views 21 Comments

The plan contains pledges to cut waiting lists and continue Ireland on the path to universal healthcare.

# covid19 - Monday 28 February, 2022

Coronavirus: 8,250 new PCR-confirmed cases and 9,608 positive antigen tests reported since Friday
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 8,250 new PCR-confirmed cases and 9,608 positive antigen tests reported since Friday

Feb 28th 2022, 3:20 PM 30,745 Views 22 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures in a statement this afternoon.

# covid19 - Monday 21 February, 2022

Coronavirus: 11,671 new PCR-confirmed cases and 8,515 positive antigen tests reported since Friday
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 11,671 new PCR-confirmed cases and 8,515 positive antigen tests reported since Friday

Feb 21st 2022, 2:55 PM 46,509 Views 11 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Coalition leaders to discuss changes to mandatory mask-wearing rules
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coalition leaders to discuss changes to mandatory mask-wearing rules

Feb 21st 2022, 12:18 PM 13,530 Views 15 Comments

It comes ahead of a Cabinet meeting tomorrow, at which the Government is expected to accept the advice from health officials.

# covid19 - Sunday 20 February, 2022

Online booking opens for 5-11 year olds as just over one fifth have received Covid vaccine
# Covid19
# Covid19

Online booking opens for 5-11 year olds as just over one fifth have received Covid vaccine

Feb 20th 2022, 7:15 AM 16,397 Views 27 Comments

The HSE said a number of children in this age group had Covid over the Christmas period, but they are now eligible for their jab.

# covid19 - Thursday 17 February, 2022

Coronavirus: 9,441 new cases and 639 patients in hospital, including 58 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 9,441 new cases and 639 patients in hospital, including 58 in ICU

Feb 17th 2022, 3:05 PM 25,297 Views 16 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

# covid19 - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Large study backs up findings from Irish experts about Covid placentitis
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Large study backs up findings from Irish experts about Covid placentitis

Feb 15th 2022, 11:27 AM 22,611 Views 3 Comments

Covid-19 placentitis is an infection of the placenta which occurs in some pregnant women with Covid-19.

# covid19 - 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

Jan 20th 2022, 4:29 PM 49,879 Views 83 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.

# covid19 - 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 47,701 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 43,244 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 23,927 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 52,897 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 10,111 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 91,306 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 106,970 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 31,162 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 56,318 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 197,392 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 90,956 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 15,530 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 87,516 Views 118 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 9,398 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 141,404 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 153,420 Views 201 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 84,459 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 78,453 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 15,820 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 20,036 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 12,699 Views 41 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 107,653 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 32,688 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 63,149 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 47,500 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 47,844 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 20,603 Views 18 Comments

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

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