Latest news and measures on Coronavirus - Ireland

odyssey06

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Thursday 21st May:
A further 12 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland, the Department of Health confirmed this evening.
In a statement, it said that a further 76 cases of coronavirus have also been confirmed here, bringing the total number of cases to 24,391.
The death toll from Covid-19 in Ireland is 1,583.
It is now approaching a full week where the daily confirmed cases of coronavirus have been below 100.
 

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Thursday 21st May:
A further 12 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland, the Department of Health confirmed this evening.
In a statement, it said that a further 76 cases of coronavirus have also been confirmed here, bringing the total number of cases to 24,391.
The death toll from Covid-19 in Ireland is 1,583.
It is now approaching a full week where the daily confirmed cases of coronavirus have been below 100.
I can't find the breakdown on how many of those new cases are community based and how many are in known hot-spots. Do you have that data?
 

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I can't find the breakdown on how many of those new cases are community based and how many are in known hot-spots. Do you have that data?
I've only seen them publish cumulative stats in the daily update:

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Tuesday 19 May (24,274 cases), reveals:

  • 57% are female and 43% are male
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
  • 3,183 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • of those hospitalised, 392 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 7,747 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,765 (49% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,386 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,381 cases (6%)
  • of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 60%, close contact accounts for 37%, travel abroad accounts for 3%
 

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Friday 22nd May:
A further 11 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland, the Department of Health has confirmed.
A further 115 cases of the virus have also been confirmed here, bringing the total number of cases to 24,506.

Minister for Simon Harris has announced that, from next week, it will be mandatory for anyone who arrives to this country through airports and ports to sign a Public Health Passenger Locator form and they’ll be asked to self-isolate for 14 days.
Also from next week, anyone arriving in Ireland will have to fill out a mandatory passenger location form and could face follow-up checks to ensure that people are staying where they said they would be.
Harris also said at a press conference this evening that no non-essential travel outside Ireland should take place in the immediate future.
The government will continue to monitor proposals for mandatory self-isolation regimes, he said.
 

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Saturday 23rd May:
A further 13 people who had been diagnosed with Covid-19 in Ireland have died, bringing the overall death toll here to 1,604.
The department has also announced an additional 76 confirmed cases of the virus.
It brings the overall number of cases in Ireland to 24,582.
 

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Sunday 24th May:
  • A further 4 people with Covid-19 have sadly died, the Department of Health has said
  • An additional 57 cases of the disease have also been confirmed in Ireland.
  • That brings the total number of deaths from people with Covid-19 to 1,608, and the total number of confirmed cases to 24,639.
  • Reacting to the announcement of the figures this evening, Health Minister Simon Harris said that in eight of the last nine days, “the number of new Covid-19 cases has been below 100″.
  • At a HSE briefing this morning, HSE Chief Operations Officer Anne O’Connor said that the number of people attending emergency departments across the country is slowly increasing, as fears about Covid-19 begin to fade.
 

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The number of patients in hospitals with confirmed, or suspected Covid-19, remains stable at 649 cases, latest figures show.
According to the Health Service Executive, there are currently 72 patients in intensive care beds, with 54 confirmed and 19 suspected cases.

 

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Tuesday 26th May:
A further 9 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland, the Department of Health confirmed this evening.
In a statement, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) said that a further 37 cases of coronavirus have also been confirmed here, bringing the total number of cases to 24,735.
The death toll from Covid-19 in Ireland is 1,615.

Chief medical officer Dr. Tony Holohan gave an update on the number of tests carried out in this country.
“As of midnight Monday 25 May, 325,795 tests have been carried out. Over the past week 30,169 tests were carried out and of these 633 were positive, giving a positivity rate of 2.1%,” he said.

 

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In reporting the daily number of new cases Dr Holohan said that the deadline for including positive cases changed today from 11am to midnight last night. That would at least partly account for the lower number of cases today.

He also mentioned that the daily briefing will be changing to a twice weekly event. I think that will be from next week but didn't hear him clearly.
 

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Wednesday 27th May:
A further 17 deaths of patients diagnosed with Covid-19 and 73 new cases of the disease in Ireland.

There have been 24,803 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the country since the beginning of the outbreak and 1,631 people have died.
 

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Thursday 28th May:
A further nine patients diagnosed with Covid-19 have died and there are 46 new cases of the disease in Ireland.

Since the beginning of the outbreak, there have been 24,841 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the country and 1,639 people have died.

Speaking at the same briefing, Professor Philip Nolan of NPHET’s Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group said that Ireland’s effective reproduction number “is currently estimated to be 0.5″.

 

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Friday 29th May:
A further six patients diagnosed with Covid-19 have died and there are 39 new cases of the disease in Ireland.
Since the beginning of the outbreak, there have been 24,876 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the country and 1,645 people have died.

The Government has also decided not to seek an extension to its deal with private hospitals and instead a new deal will be negotiated. In March the government reached a €115 million per month agreement with private hospitals to use all of their facilities during the Covid-19 crisis.
This deal runs until the end of June and today Cabinet agreed it should not be extended. A new deal will be negotiated to allow for full access to private hospital facilities in the case of a second wave of Covid-19.
 

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Saturday 30th May:
A further nine people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland.
There has been a de-notification of 3 deaths. It brings the number of people with Covid-19 who have died in this country to 1,651.
NPHET has also confirmed that a further 59 new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed, bringing the total number of cases here to 24,929.

HPSC data as of midnight on Thursday records that a total of 3,279 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have resulted in hospitalisation, representing 13% of the total.

As 8pm last night, 42 people were being in treated in ICU.
The peak of patients requiring ICU care occurred on 4 April, with 160 people in intensive care beds.

 
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