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# covid19 - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 19th 2021, 11:21 AM 18,134 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?
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# Covid19

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

Jan 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 34,752 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 Jan 18th 2021, 12:56 PM 58,040 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
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# Coronavirus

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

Jan 17th 2021, 11:52 AM 25,312 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
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# Delays

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

Updated Jan 15th 2021, 1:35 PM 87,578 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
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# Covid19

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

Jan 15th 2021, 12:25 PM 9,928 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 55,607 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
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# Covid19

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

Jan 14th 2021, 7:12 PM 13,715 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
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# 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 39,881 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
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# ECDC

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

Jan 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 21,733 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 143,781 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
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# Covid19

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

Jan 13th 2021, 5:12 PM 22,074 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 30,924 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
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# Covid19 Facts

Explainer: What we know about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

Jan 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 27,670 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
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# Hospital Capacity

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

Jan 9th 2021, 9:13 AM 32,007 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 17,544 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 54,007 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
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# Teachers' Unions

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

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 2:45 PM 44,291 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 61,015 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
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# Leaving Cert

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

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 9:05 PM 79,276 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 52,515 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 34,739 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 17,972 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 185,652 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
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# Vaccines

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

Updated Jan 4th 2021, 2:17 PM 36,433 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
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# 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 101,646 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
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# Covid19

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

Jan 1st 2021, 6:44 PM 198,716 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?
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# 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 46,606 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 32,823 Views 135 Comments

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

# covid19 - Monday 28 December, 2020

Tony Holohan issues stark warning as Covid-19 hospitalisations surpass second wave
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# Coronavirus

Tony Holohan issues stark warning as Covid-19 hospitalisations surpass second wave

Dec 28th 2020, 9:40 PM 112,112 Views 117 Comments

The CMO said hospitalisations increased sharply in the last two days.

UK reports record number of new Covid-19 infections as case numbers continue to surge
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# New Strain

UK reports record number of new Covid-19 infections as case numbers continue to surge

Dec 28th 2020, 4:31 PM 93,820 Views 31 Comments

A total of 41,385 new cases were recorded today.

# covid19 - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Coronavirus: 8 deaths and 922 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 8 deaths and 922 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Dec 24th 2020, 5:58 PM 99,598 Views 116 Comments

Today’s figures were announced by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Restaurants and pubs to close from 3pm as new Covid-19 restrictions kick in
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# Lockdown

Restaurants and pubs to close from 3pm as new Covid-19 restrictions kick in

Dec 24th 2020, 2:06 PM 27,563 Views 54 Comments

It is not clear when these businesses will be able to reopen.

Government 'very unlikely' to shut non-essential retail from 26 December in spite of fresh NPHET advice
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# Covid19

Government 'very unlikely' to shut non-essential retail from 26 December in spite of fresh NPHET advice

Dec 24th 2020, 9:00 AM 53,660 Views 127 Comments

Professor Philip Nolan has said he is not confidence the current set of restrictions will being transmission levels under control.

# covid19 - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Ireland's Covid-19 situation 'deteriorating at more rapid pace' than any other European country
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# Coronavirus

Ireland's Covid-19 situation 'deteriorating at more rapid pace' than any other European country

Dec 23rd 2020, 4:01 PM 57,171 Views 96 Comments

The HSE has said we are heading into “a very volatile” period.

All ministers restricting their movements after member of Cabinet tests positive for Covid-19
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# Covid19

All ministers restricting their movements after member of Cabinet tests positive for Covid-19

Updated Dec 23rd 2020, 1:16 PM 89,040 Views 122 Comments

Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue tested positive for the coronavirus.

White House virus expert who was criticised over Thanksgiving trip to retire
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# Coronavirus

White House virus expert who was criticised over Thanksgiving trip to retire

Dec 23rd 2020, 12:54 PM 29,996 Views 8 Comments

Dr Deborah Birx travelled to Delaware with family members from two households.

Additional areas of England are expected to be raised to Tier 4, as freight lorry congestion continues on UK-France border
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# Tier 4

Additional areas of England are expected to be raised to Tier 4, as freight lorry congestion continues on UK-France border

Dec 23rd 2020, 7:21 AM 14,568 Views 3 Comments

It comes as France lifted its travel ban and allowed journeys from the UK to resume but a negative Covid test is needed.

# covid19 - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

Updated advice for visitors from Britain: 14 days of self-isolation, regardless of test result
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Updated advice for visitors from Britain: 14 days of self-isolation, regardless of test result

Dec 22nd 2020, 6:06 PM 45,423 Views 56 Comments

Those arriving from Britain can now arrange for a test through a GP.

First vaccines to be administered in Ireland on 30 December
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# Vaccination

First vaccines to be administered in Ireland on 30 December

Dec 22nd 2020, 1:55 PM 35,166 Views 73 Comments

The Minister for Health has said that tens of thousands of doses will arrive in Ireland each week from early January.