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#Department of Health

# department-of-health - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Coronavirus: One further death and 11 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released this evening.

# department-of-health - Monday 29 June, 2020

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 24 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the situation in Ireland as the country moves into Phase Three.

# department-of-health - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Coronavirus: One further death and three new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released by the Department this evening.

# department-of-health - 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.

# department-of-health - Friday 26 June, 2020

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 11 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the situation in Ireland.

# department-of-health - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Community contact tracing for one meat plant is at 73%, not 90%, department confirms

There has been some confusion about the level of contact tracing at meat processing plants.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Coronavirus: Six deaths and five new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released by the Department this evening.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Coronavirus: three deaths and ten new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released by the Department this evening.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Debunked: No, contact tracing apps have not been installed on every Android phone

The Department of Health confirms that the tracing app won’t be made mandatory.

# department-of-health - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Coronavirus: 5 deaths and 46 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released this evening.

# department-of-health - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'It's actually a serious issue': Government to consider next week when hairdressers could re-open

Minister Harris said he recognises the importance of this question for business owners and for the wellbeing of members of the public.

Health Minister says virus reproductive rate 'staying remarkably stable'

Harris told the Dáil that the R number is now between 0.4 and 0.8.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 19 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

# department-of-health - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Daily Department of Health briefings to drop to two days a week as Ireland enters Phase Two

The Department of Health has held daily press briefings since the start of the crisis.

# department-of-health - Friday 5 June, 2020

Visits to nursing homes return on 15 June - but with stringent checks for visitors

The lifting of the ban on nursing home visits was announced today.

# department-of-health - Thursday 4 June, 2020

House parties being 'organised with abandon', warns Chief Medical Officer

Dr Tony Holohan was speaking ahead of a planned easing of Covid-19 restrictions on Monday.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 47 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

# department-of-health - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Coronavirus: 8 deaths and 10 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

# department-of-health - Friday 29 May, 2020

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 39 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The Department of Health provided the last figures at tonight’s briefing.

# department-of-health - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 46 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the outbreak in Ireland.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 17 deaths and 73 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The Chief Medical Officer briefed Cabinet ministers earlier today.

Nursing homes timeline: Early predictions of problems with PPE, hospital discharges and poaching of staff in letters

Hundreds of pages of correspondence between Nursing Homes Ireland and the Department of Health were released yesterday.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

'This is a huge scandal': No definitive plan for transferring of patients to nursing homes, committee hears

The committee heard from Hiqa this afternoon that the HSE “did not know this sector”.

Nursing Homes Ireland raised issue of PPE shortage with Department as early as February

A series of correspondence between NHI and the Department of Health has been published today.

# department-of-health - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 4 deaths and 57 new confirmed cases in Ireland

The Department of Health released the figures this evening.

# department-of-health - Friday 22 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 11 deaths and 115 new confirmed cases in Ireland

The death toll from Covid-19 in Ireland is now 1,592.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 16 deaths and 51 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the outbreak in Ireland.

# department-of-health - Friday 15 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 16 deaths and 129 new cases in Ireland confirmed

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

# department-of-health - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'Unacceptable': Over 200 Covid-19 cases dating back to March only reported by hospital today

Notification of infectious diseases is required by legislation.

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 426 new cases confirmed in Ireland

NPHET met today to finalise its advice to government on easing restrictions from next Monday.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

NPHET to provide advice tomorrow to give government 'time to consider' easing restrictions

The team usually meets on a Friday but the CMO said the government will have a number of considerations to discuss.

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 159 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have given an update this evening on the outbreak in Ireland.

# department-of-health - Monday 11 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 15 deaths and 139 new cases in Ireland confirmed

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

Concern that delays in testing process could impact on lifting of restrictions

Mary Favier of the ICGP pointed out that the later results are confirmed the less valuable they are in terms of stopping the disease.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Holohan concerned over infection numbers in community 'particularly younger people'

Holohan said he is ‘hopeful’ restrictions can be eased from 18 May, but as things stand ‘we still aren’t at that point’.

Coronavirus: 37 deaths and 265 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by officials at the Department of Health this evening.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 23 deaths and 211 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The overall death toll from the virus in Ireland is 1,339.

# department-of-health - Monday 4 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 16 deaths and 266 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

# department-of-health - Friday 1 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 34 deaths and 221 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The Department of Health has provided an update on the outbreak in Ireland.

# department-of-health - Thursday 30 April, 2020

'We couldn't have coped with further spread': Ireland's officials on why we didn't take the Swedish approach

Professor Philip Nolan said the restrictions implemented here “had an enormous effect” on the spread of the disease.

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