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# Consultants
Three in four consultants in Irish hospitals report burnout from Covid-19, study finds
One quarter had reported that either they or colleagues had experienced “long-Covid” after being infected.
# Coronavirus
Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients continues to fall to lowest number since late December
As of 8am this morning, there are currently 340 patients in hospital with Covid-19.
# covid19
Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls further as vaccines take effect
A total of 371 people were in hospital with the virus as of 8pm last night.
There are currently 93 people in ICU.
Health officials last night confirmed 311 new cases of Covid-19 and 30 deaths.
HSE CEO Paul Reid has said Ireland is beginning to see impact of vaccinations.
# key indicators
Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 drops below 400 for first time in 2021
NPHET said last night that all key indicators of the disease are improving.
# Hospitals
Ireland reaches half a million vaccination doses milestone
There are currently 401 patients in hospital with Covid-19.
# Coronavirus
Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls to lowest number since late December
As of 8am this morning, there are currently 426 patients in hospital with Covid-19.
There are currently 426 patients in hospital with Covid-19.
102 patients with Covid-19 are in intensive care currently.
Health officials yesterday confirmed that a further 39 people with Covid-19 died in Ireland.
Four stillbirths with possible links to Covid-19 are under investigation by health officials.
HSE thanks GPs for patience as it admits 'some issues' with vaccine delivery to practices
Four stillbirths with possible links to Covid-19 under investigation by Irish health officials
# Hospitals
10,000 people with underlying health conditions set to receive vaccine next week
Officials have said the shortfall in AstraZeneca deliveries had a significant impact last week.
GPs and advocacy groups will help identify patients in the community.
AstraZeneca deliveries this week will also be reduced.
The 500,000th vaccine dose will be administered over the next week.
More than 80% of people to be offered first vaccine dose by the end of June, says Tánaiste
Outbreak of Covid-19 in over 200 Galway city households mainly linked to young adults
# Coronavirus
Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 falls below 500 for first time this year
NPHET has urged people to “stick with this” over the coming weeks and continue adhering to restrictions.
Consultants call for urgent action as 860,000 sit on waiting lists for care
The IHCA said today that the HSE’s national service plan is welcome but “does not match the scale of the problem”.
Number of people with Covid-19 in hospitals drops below 600
Ten Covid-19 patients being treated in ICU died in the 24 hours up to 8am yesterday – the single highest daily number.
# hospitalisations
Hospitalised Covid-19 patients fall to lowest numbers since early January
There were 149 Covid-19 patients in ICU this morning.
Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 falls below 850
As of 12 February, 275,237 doses of vaccines against Covid-19 have been administered in Ireland
Drop in overall number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals, but slight increase in people in ICU
As of 8pm yesterday, 1,012 Covid patients were in Irish hospitals.
Number of people with Covid-19 in hospital continues to decrease
1,100 patients with Covid-19 are in Irish hospitals, including 173 in critical care.
Over 500 Covid-19 patients receiving critical care in Irish hospitals
There are 205 patients in ICU and 301 others receiving critical care outside of ICU.
# false news
Misleading videos of 'empty' hospitals being shared on social media are putting extra strain on health service, say hospitals
Footage shared online of hospitals that appear “empty” have falsely claimed that hospitals are lying about being under pressure.
# Covid-19
What are the wider implications of Covid-19 on our overlooked health services?
In your monthly update from Noteworthy, the investigative team looks at how the pandemic is shining a light on long-term deficiencies in our health system.
# hospital capacity
Donnelly says vaccine timeframe is 'realistic' as 217 people with Covid-19 in ICUs
The Health Minister said today that he still thinks it’s realistic to expect all adults to be offered a Covid vaccine by September.
# hospital capacity
There are 1,823 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and 216 people in ICU
Prof Philip Nolan has said that he expects hospital admissions to “remain very high for weeks”.
# covid19
'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit
There are 211 Covid-19 patients in ICU, with a further 330 patients receiving advanced respiratory care on wards.
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?
Dr Holohan says 'no reason' to change his view on possibility of up to 1,000 Covid-19 deaths this month
# outbreaks
'A real concern': A third of patients with Covid-19 in hospital contracted the virus while on wards, says Tánaiste
‘They didn’t come in Covid positive, they picked up Covid while in the hospital,’ said Leo Varadkar.
# prioritisation
Standby list of frontline healthcare workers should be in place for any leftover vaccines, HSE says
A HSE document says “every effort should be made” to ensure vaccines are given to frontline healthcare workers.
# Coronavirus
There are 1,923 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 195 of those in ICU
There were 60 deaths and a further 3,231 cases of Covid-19 announced yesterday.
# surge capacity
'Beyond belief': HSE chief says Beacon Hospital should reconsider stance against signing surge capacity deal
The Beacon has chosen not to join a surge capacity agreement between private hospitals and the HSE.
# Coronavirus
1,846 people with Covid-19 in hospital, latest figures show
There are 173 people in intensive care.
Paul Reid said virus is still "hugely prevalent".
Daily vaccination figures will be released from 25 January.
44% of all Covid-19 cases were reported in the past 14 days.
AstraZeneca approval will allow vaccinations to ramp up to 100,000 per week in February, says Varadkar
One million vaccinated by June 'not a bad estimation', says head of task force
# Hospitals
1,792 Covid-19 patients in hospital as figure continues to surpass double previous peak
The number of people in hospital is now more than twice that of the previous pandemic peak.
# Northern Ireland
O'Neill warns North is experiencing 'worst-case scenario' as hospital admissions set to surge
Health chiefs warned that the number of Covid-19 patients being treated in hospital could double by the third week in January.
# third wave
921 now in hospital with Covid-19 as patient numbers exceed April 2020 peak
On 15 April, 881 people with Covid-19 were in hospital.
What's the total ICU bed capacity for the latest Covid-19 surge?
Cabinet to sign off on closure of schools until February, most construction sites set to shut down
# Trolleys
Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says
The organisation said hospital overcrowding is “unacceptable at the best of times, but it is doubly so when dealing with a contagious virus”.
# pressure mounting
Queues of ambulances form outside Northern Ireland's over-capacity hospitals
The health minister is set to bring proposals for fresh Covid-19 restrictions to the executive on Thursday.
# Patients
'Encouraging news': Covid-19 hospitalisations fall compared to start of Level Five
Currently, there are 254 patients with Covid-19 in hospital, with 35 in ICU.
# covid19
Hospital outbreaks: 161 staff in Limerick out of work due to Covid-19
The HSE also confirmed there are 77 staff unavailable for work in Naas, either due to a positive result or because they are a close contact of a confirmed case.
# France
Paris hospitals near capacity after upsurge in coronavirus cases
France is currently in a partial lockdown to try and reduce Covid-19 numbers.
# Hospital
Highest number of Covid-19 patients in hospital and ICU since end of May
There are 344 people in hospital and 39 in ICU.
# Coronavirus
US sets coronavirus infection record as deaths climb towards 224,000
Several states are reeling as the virus continues to spread.
# Capacity
Covid-19: Zero ICU beds available in nine acute hospitals across Ireland
It comes after health officials confirmed 1.095 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland and five further deaths.
# covid19
'Exhausted' healthcare workers worry about long winter as Covid-19 hospital numbers rise
Doctors treating patients with the disease have said the severity of the illness for those admitted to hospital has not changed.
# winter flu
Patients with respiratory illness to be tested for Covid-19 'irrespective of community levels' during flu season
The HSPC also outlined testing recommendations for a number of settings including nursing homes and workplaces.
# winter plan
'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals
The INMO has warned that overcrowding and Covid-19 make for a ‘toxic combination’.
# public hospitals
Over 600,000 people waiting for first outpatient consultation
Delays created by the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in a backlog of cases.