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# deaths - Yesterday’s News

Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million - but the true figure is likely higher

The US has so far recorded the most deaths from the virus.

# deaths - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Bereaved families want answers about their loved ones' final days in nursing homes, committee is told

An expert warned that the huge issue will have implications for the grieving process.

# deaths - Friday 11 September, 2020

Debunked: No, there weren't 'only 717 deaths' in Ireland in July

The figures in question refer to the number of deaths registered for that month so far, not the total number of people who died.

# deaths - Friday 14 August, 2020

India overtakes Britain with fourth highest coronavirus death toll

The Health Ministry reported 1,007 deaths in the past 24 hours, to make a total of 48,040.

# deaths - Friday 3 July, 2020

Covid-19 deaths may have been overestimated, Hiqa report finds

Leo Varadkar said the findings are “interesting but not a surprise” because of how deaths related to the virus are counted.

FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland

A Hiqa report has noted a 13% increase in deaths in Ireland during the pandemic.

# deaths - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Coronavirus: Six further deaths and 23 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

# deaths - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Major breakthrough in UK as cheap steroid is first drug to reduce coronavirus deaths

A study found the steroid cut the risk of death by a third for patients on ventilators.

# deaths - Sunday 24 May, 2020

New York Times fills front page with names of 1,000 lives lost to Covid-19

The United States has been the hardest-hit country in the coronavirus pandemic by far.

# deaths - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Report highlights increase in deaths involving street tablets in Ireland

The purchasing of drugs online brings significant regulatory challenges.

# deaths - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Covid-19 deaths in the UK may have reached 41,000, more than double the reported number

Over 17,000 people have died, according to the government’s figure.

# deaths - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Holohan clarifies delay in reporting of Covid-19 deaths as daily growth rate declines

The 77 deaths confirmed yesterday is the highest mortality figure recorded in one day.

# deaths - Monday 13 April, 2020

'Ongoing analysis' into potential under-reporting of deaths in Ireland related to Covid-19

The question of extra deaths in the population as a result of the virus has been raised several times over the past number of weeks.

# deaths - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Fauci says US may start to reopen next month as death toll rises above 20,000

There are over 500,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the United States of America.

# deaths - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Earthquake kills at least eight people in Turkey

At least 21 people have been injured.

# deaths - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Coronavirus: Chinese President Xi Jinping says country facing 'grave situation'

1,287 cases of the deadly virus have been found so far in total.

# deaths - Friday 10 January, 2020

Construction deaths more than doubled last year with falls from heights being the leading cause

Overall, 46 people died in workplace accidents in 2019 and agriculture remains the most dangerous sector in which to work.

# deaths - Thursday 19 December, 2019

1,200 people detained in India amid widespread protests over new citizenship law

At least three people were reported to have been killed during protests around the country.

# deaths - Sunday 8 December, 2019

At least 43 people dead in New Delhi garment factory fire

Workers at the factory were earning around €1.80 per day.

# deaths - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Older people, men and those in rural areas at higher risk of dying in residential fires, report finds

The Health Research Board found there were 101 fires recorded in closed inquest cases between 2014-2016.

# deaths - Monday 14 October, 2019

Number of births in Ireland continue to decrease as number of deaths increase

In 2018, a total of 61,901 births were registered in Ireland, down from 62,919 the year previous.

# deaths - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Four homeless men killed while sleeping in New York City NYC

Four homeless men killed while sleeping in New York City

A fifth man is in hospital with critical injuries following the attack in the Chinatown area.

# deaths - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Hurricane Dorian kills at least 5 people after hovering over Bahamas for hours

Dorian has weakened slightly to a Category 3 storm after lashing the Bahamas with winds of 205km/h.

# deaths - Friday 30 August, 2019

39 people died in workplace incidents last year, with 17 deaths caused by vehicles Hsa

39 people died in workplace incidents last year, with 17 deaths caused by vehicles

The HSA launched it annual report for 2018 today.

# deaths - Thursday 13 June, 2019

At least 31 children in India killed by toxin in lychee fruit

The disease claimed a record 150 lives in 2014.

# deaths - Saturday 27 April, 2019

15 people, including 6 children, die as Sri Lankan police raid suspected Islamist safe house

The deaths came as three cornered suicide bombers blew themselves up and others were shot.

# deaths - Thursday 28 March, 2019

At least 19 people die after huge fire rips through building in Bangladesh

Many people jumped to their deaths to escape the inferno.

# deaths - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Death toll from Mozambique tropical cyclone rises over 300 with tens of thousands at risk

The storm is affecting nearly a million people and forcing more than 80,000 from their homes in neighbouring Malawi.

# deaths - Friday 15 March, 2019

Slightly fewer births as death rate increases in third quarter of 2018 CSO

Slightly fewer births as death rate increases in third quarter of 2018

The average age of first-time mothers was 31, up 0.2 years from the same period in the previous year.

# deaths - Friday 8 March, 2019

Shoreham Airshow crash: Pilot cleared over deaths of 11 men

Andrew Hill said he was “truly sorry” for the part he played in the deaths.

'An unspeakable tragedy': Woman and teenage daughter found dead in Newry flat named

The bodies of a man (38), a woman (37) and a 15-year-old girl were found at a flat at 11am yesterday.

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016

Of the total number, 549 were male and 187 were female.

# deaths - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Police 'not looking for anyone else' after bodies of three people found in Newry

The bodies of a man (38), a woman (37) and a 15-year-old girl were found at an apartment this morning.

# deaths - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

At least 20 killed in train crash in Cairo's main railway station

The fire broke out after a train crashed into a steel barrier, sources said.

# deaths - Friday 1 February, 2019

'We've been to too many funerals': Study shows one third of homeless deaths linked to drugs or alcohol

A new study looked at the deaths of over 200 homeless people in Dublin over five years.

# deaths - Sunday 27 January, 2019

At least 18 people killed in two bomb blasts on Catholic church in Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman condemned the incident as an “act of terrorism and murder”.

# deaths - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

21 people now confirmed dead following Islamist attack on hotel complex in Kenya

Among the dead was an American citizen, a US State Department official said.

# deaths - Monday 14 January, 2019

Inquest hears source of Carrickmines halting site fire was chip pan in kitchen

Ten people, including five children, died in the fire on 10 October 2015.

# deaths - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Polish officials shut down 13 escape rooms over safety flaws after 5 teenage girls die in fire

Firefighters found the victims’ bodies after they extinguished a fire next to the locked room.

# deaths - Monday 26 November, 2018

39 people were killed or injured in incidents involving quad bikes or scramblers in 4 year period

There were 39 people killed or injured in collisions involving a quad bike or scrambler on a public road.

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