Covid-19 daily figures

  • 1,031 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed this evening, while there have been no further deaths. 

    235 cases are in Dublin and 232 in Cork.

    In this region, there are 60 new cases in Galway, 30 in Sligo, 27 in Mayo and 10 in Roscommon.

    There's now a total of 50,993 confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland.

     

  • 1,071 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed this evening.

    The Department of Health says 101 patients are in hospital with the virus, with 20 of those in ICU.

    Dr Tony Holohan says our 14-day incidence rate is now the highest it's been since February 24th at 231 per 100-thousand.

    The Chief Medical Officer says the five-day average is 1,159 cases per day, the highest it's been since February 2nd.

     

  • 1,110 new cases of covid-19 are being reported this evening.

    89 people with the virus are now in hospital, with 21 of those patients in ICU.

    Positivity rates of up to 25 per cent are now being reported at some swabbing sites.

     

     

  • Seven further deaths were reported from Covid-19 last evening, and 418 new cases of the virus.

    This includes 10 new cases in Galway, while figures were low elsewhere across the region - less than 5 new cases were reported in Mayo, Roscommon and Leitrim, and no new cases in Sligo.

    The number of Covid-19 patients in public hospitals is at the lowest level in over seven months.

    It dropped to 122 last night - the lowest since October 2nd - with 37 Covid patients  in intensive care yesterday, the lowest figure this year so far.

    At last night's NPHET briefing, the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said that, as we look forward to the greater reopening of activities and services, the key objective is to maintain our course in coming weeks, and follow the public health advice in our daily activities.

    He said when planning to meet someone, remember that outdoors is safer, and stay at a 2 metre distance, keep to a small group and avoid crowded areas.

    Dr Holohan says we have seen outbreaks and clusters of the disease as a result of social events such as funerals, wakes and birthday parties, and he's urging people to avoid congregating in large groups.

     

     

     

  • Ireland will have Covid-19 cases on a 'constant' basis for at least another two years, according to an expert from the World Health Organisation. 

    The warning comes as the current situation here continues to improve.

    172 Covid patients were in public hospitals last night - the lowest since October 8th - with 48 of these patients in intensive care.

    390 new cases and 11 deaths were also reported yesterday, with 4 of the deaths occurring this month.

    Of the 390 new cases reported - there were 10 in both Mayo and Galway, less than 5 in both Roscommon and Sligo and no new cases in Leitrim.

    The 14 day incidence rate per 100 thousand of the population is now 113 per 100,000 people.

    All Connacht counties have rates lower than the national average.

    Sligo now has the second-lowest rate in the country, after Kilkenny.

    However, Dr David Nabarro, a special envoy on Covid for the World Health Organisation, says the virus will be with us until at least 2024.....

  • 102 new cases of COVID-19  have been confirmed this evening, and no new deaths recorded by the Department of Health.

    Half of the new cases are in Dublin and the Department has said people in the capital in particular need to be incredibly careful over the next week.

    Dr Ronan Glynn also gave a warning for people living in Limerick.

    11 cases today have been identified in Leitrim, 6 in Galway and 29 spread between 14 other counties including Mayo.

     

  • The Chief Medical Officer says high vaccination levels and low case numbers are vital as the country tries to exit the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Dr Tony Holohan says if we can keep cases low and continue to vaccinate as many people as possible, we will find ourselves in  a different risk environment, where we can see further easing of measures, but our task now is to keep the disease under control by following the basic measures, and taking up the vaccine when it's offered to us.

    379 new cases of the virus and nine additional deaths were reported yesterday evening.

    17 of the new cases were in Galway, with 12 in Roscommon.

    Elsewhere in Connacht, there were less than 5 new cases in Mayo, and none reported in Sligo or Leitrim.

    The five-day moving average of new cases has dropped by 10 per cent over the past week, to 422.

     

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    13 additional Covid deaths have been confirmed this evening, and 1,269 additional cases of the virus. 

    221 of the cases are in Meath and 203 in Dublin.

    In this region, there are 74 new cases in Galway, 28 in Mayo, 27 in Sligo, and less than 5 in both Roscommon and Leitrim.

  • The new Covid-19 variant is now in Ireland, according to NPHET.

    Meanwhile, there has been a further 938 new cases of Covid-19 and 13 additional deaths reported this evening.

    300 of the new case are in Dublin, 110 in Cork, 72 in Limerick, 68 in Donegal and 41 in Kildare.

    The 14 day incidence rate is now 153 cases per 100,000 people - it was 88 this day last week.

    Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronan Glynn says the situation is now at its most serious since last March.

  • Ireland's 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 has fallen to its lowest rate since Christmas.

    The national 14-day incidence rate is now at 201 per 100,000 people.

    12 counties have rates higher than the national average, including Galway and Mayo.

    It comes as 359 new infections have been reported - the lowest daily number of cases since mid-December - and includes 21 new cases in Galway and 7 in Mayo, with less than 5 in both Roscommon & Sligo and no new cases in Leitrim.

    14 additional deaths have also been recorded -  of which 3 occurred this month.

    475 patients are receiving treatment in public hospitals, while of those, 115 are in ICU.

     

  • The Taoiseach says Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions will continue into February.

    Michéal Martin told his parliamentary party last night that the case numbers remain too high.

    It comes as a further 61 deaths and 2,488 new cases have been reported -148 new cases in Galway, 87 in Mayo, 25 in Sligo, 12 in Roscommon and 6 in Leitrim.

    Mayo has recorded 2,023 new cases over the past fortnight, with 2,688 in Galway.

    Mayo remains the only Connacht county with a 14-day incidence rate above the national average.

    Meanwhile latest figures show that - across the country - there's 1,923 people with the disease in hospital, including 210 in ICU.

    The National Public Health Emergency Team will meet later to consider the current situation, and Cabinet will make a final decision on restrictions on Tuesday.

  • 330 new cases of Covid 19 were confirmed in the Republic last night, including 99 in Dublin.

    There were 15 new cases confirmed in Mayo, 8 in Sligo, 6 in Galway and less than 5 in Co Roscommon.

    The national 14-day incidence rate is now at 113 per 100,000 people - Roscommon remains the only county in Connacht with a rate higher than the national average at 159.

    Meanwhile, the Taoiseach says a Covid 19 vaccine could be a wonderful Christmas present but we need to keep the virus under pressure for now.

    Michéal Martin says there could be authorisation from EU and US regulatory authorities for a vaccine by the second half of December.

    In the meantime, he's urging people to "double-down" on their efforts to suppress the virus.

     

     

  • 5,325 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported this evening, along with 17 further deaths.

    This includes 140 new cases in Co Galway, 99 new cases in Mayo, 50 in Sligo, 29 in Roscommon and 13 in Sligo.

    The 14 day incidence is now 674 cases per 100,000 people - up from 246 this day last week.

    Mayo and Sligo continue to have 14-day rates above the national average.

  • The country's 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 has gone below 200 for the first time since Christmas, while the number of people with the disease in hospital continues to fall.

    472 patients were on public wards last night, while 110 of those patients are in ICU.

    Last night, 25 additional deaths were reported from the virus - 5 of which occurred this week and the others on earlier dates.

    566 new cases were recorded by the Department of Health - including 17 in Galway and 8 in Mayo, while there were less than 5 new cases in each of counties Roscommon, Sligo and Leitrim.

    The Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn says key disease indicators continue on a positive trajectory, through the hard work and sacrifice of the vast majority of people.

    However, we're still seeing outbreaks in the community, including those linked to extended families, workplaces and funerals, and says we need to keep up our guard against the UK variant of the disease, which is dominant in Ireland at present and highly transmissible.

  • People are being urged to reconsider their Christmas plans if they have been socialising in the past few weeks, after 764 more cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the Republic last night along with 4 additional deaths from the virus.

    This includes 17 new cases in Galway, 14 in Sligo, 9 in Mayo and less than 5 in Roscommon and Leitrim.

    The five day average number of cases has now risen to 557, while the estimated 14-day incidence rate is now above 112 cases per 100,000.

    Mayo's 14-day rate is slightly higher at 116, while the other Connacht counties are all below the national average.

    Mayo has seen 152 new cases of the virus over the past 2 weeks - the highest figure in the province.

    Nationally, the infection rate among adults between 19 and 44 has more than doubled in the past 10 days.

    Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan says every indicator of the disease severity is moving in the wrong direction, more rapidly than anticipated, and they have strong concerns about the prospect of inter-generational mixing around the festive season.

  • 18 further deaths have been reported this evening from Covid-19.

    The Department of Health says 15 of the deaths occurred in November, 1 in October and 2 are under investigation.

    269 new cases of the virus have been confirmed this evening also.

    This includes 16 new cases in Galway, 9 in Mayo and less than 5 in both Roscommon and Sligo.

    The 14-day incidence rate of the virus nationally is now at 87 per 100,000 people.

  • A further 18 deaths have been confirmed this evening from Covid-19, and 349 new cases.

    It's the second lowest number of daily cases so far this year.

    It includes 14 new cases in Co Galway, with less than 5 new cases in each of the other Connacht counties.

    355 people now are in hospital with the disease - down almost 60 percent compared to this day last month - while 88 people are in ICU.

    The country's 14 day incidence rate is now 148 cases per 100,000 people, while the 5-day moving average of new cases is 499.

     

  • Covid-19 cases here are "substantially" reduced, and the number of patients in critical care has "stabilised".

    That's the message from the acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn, as 403 more cases were reported this evening, and no additional deaths.

    In this region, there were 18 new cases reported this evening in Mayo, 14 in Galway, 12 in both Sligo and Leitrim, and 5 new cases in Roscommon.

    Last week saw a 7% reduction in the number of new infections, following a 22% reduction the week before.

    The 14-day incidence rate is now at 115 per hundred thousand people.

  • The number of Covid-19 patients in public hospitals has dropped below 150, for the first time in nearly seven months.

    The figure fell to 148 last night - the lowest since October 6th - while there are 47 patients in intensive care.

    There are still two Covid patients being treated at Mayo University Hospital, with 12 at GUH, 7 at Portiuncla Hospital and one at Sligo University Hospital.

    426 new cases of the virus and 10 deaths were reported yesterday.

    4 of the 10 deaths occurred this month.

    In relation to new cases of the virus, there were 19 new cases in Galway, 6 in Mayo, and less than 5 in counties Roscommon, Sligo and Leitrim.

    Across the country, 153 Covid patients are in hospital, of which 47 are in ICU.

    The 14 day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population is now at 122.

    Leitrim is the only Connacht county with a 14-day rate higher than the national average.

  • NPHET will meet later to discuss nursing home visits and if there can be a 'vaccine bonus' for residents in the coming weeks.

    Any measures will likely form part of new recommendations to government ahead of the expected easing of restrictions in April.

    It comes as a further 631 new Covid-19 cases have been reported, along with 47 deaths - 14 of which occurred this month.

    Of the 631 new cases, there were 19 in Galway, 9 in Mayo, and less than 5 on both Roscommon and Sligo, with no new cases reported in Leitrim.