covid-19 pandemic

  • The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 126 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

    There are now 683 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

    The HSE is now working rapidly to identify any contacts the patients may have had, to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

    The latest data from HPSC, as of midnight Wednesday 18th March (438 cases), reveals;

    • Of the 438 cases notified, 55% are male and 43% are female, with 27 clusters involving 142 cases
    • Median age of confirmed cases is 44
    • 32% of cases have been hospitalised
    • 2.7% (12 cases) admitted to ICU - representing 8.6% of all cases hospitalised
    • 114 cases are associated with Healthcare workers, 36 of whom are associated with foreign travel
    • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 51%, followed by Cork 15% and Limerick and Wicklow have 3% of cases each


    There are less than five confirmed cases of Covid-19 in counties Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo while there are now 14 cases in Galway.

  • The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 14 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.

    All 14 deaths located in the east of the country. The median age of today’s reported deaths is 81.

    There have now been 36 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

    The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 294 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland as of 1pm today.

    There are now 2,415 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

  • 14 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.

     The death toll now stands at 334 people.

    The Department also confirmed that 430 new cases of coronavirus have been identified.

    In addition, there are a further 297 additional cases of Covid-19 from the backlog of tests at the laboratory in Germany.

  • 14 people have died from Covid19 in the republic while an extra 212 cases have been confirmed. 

    It brings the death toll here to 85. 

    The number of confirmed cases now stands at 3,447. 

  • A further 17 people have died from Covid 19 in the Republic.

    It brings the death toll to 1631.

    73 new cases have also been confirmed.

    A total of 24,803 people have now contracted the virus here.

  • 19 more covid-19 patients have died and 330 new cases have been confirmed this evening.

    There have now been a total of 1,303 Covid-19 related deaths here.

    There have also been 330 additional new cases of the coronavirus diagnosed, bringing the number of confirmed cases here to 21,506.

     

  • The HSE is to start testing nursing home residents living where NO Covid-19 clusters have been found.

    Yesterday saw the country's highest number of deaths in a single day recorded, with a further 41 people losing their lives after being infected with the virus - including 4 more deaths in the West of Ireland.

    548 new cases of the virus were detected in the past 24 hours, while there were 284 positive tests sent back from German labs.

    The total number of confirmed cases here now stands at 11,479.

    The latest breakdown by county shows 198 confirmed cases in Mayo, 220 in Co Galway, 52 in Sligo and 48 in Roscommon.

    406 people have now died in this country -187 of the deaths occurred in nursing homes.

    The State's Chief medical officer Tony Holohan says his team is trying to stop the virus getting into nursing homes in the first place:

  • 730 people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland, after a further 44 fatalities were confirmed  yesterday evening - including 2 additional deaths in the west and 2 in the northwest.

    388 new diagnosed cases have also been recorded, bringing the total number to 16,040.

    The latest county breakdown shows 335 confirmed cases in Mayo, 294 in Galway, 93 in Sligo and 91 in Roscommon.

    The Government says events with crowds of more than 5,000 will not be licenced up to the end of August to try stop the spread of the virus.

    Meanwhile, the State's Chief Medical Officer is appealing to people to continue obeying the Covid-19 restrictions, despite the good weather.

    Temperatures could reach up to 20 degrees today, leading to fears people will start travelling to beauty spots like parks and beaches.

  • The number of people in Co Mayo receiving the pandemic unemployment payment has dropped by 200 in the last week.

    Latest figures from the Dept of Employment Affairs & Social Protection show that, across Co Mayo, 5,000 people are getting the payment this week - down from a peak of 16,400 in early May at the height of the Covid-19 lockdown.

    Nationally , 219 thousand are getting the pandemic unemployment payment this week - down from almost 600 thousand in May.

    The top sector in which employees are going back to work this week is education - with 1,500 workers coming off the PUP nationally as the schools re-open.

    There are now 11,450 people claiming the payment this week in Co Galway, 2,500 in Sligo and 2,200 in Co Roscommon.

  • Another 22 people have died from Covid 19 in the Republic while 424 new cases have been confirmed. 

    It brings the death toll here to 120. 

    The total number of cases now stands at 4273. 

    The number of cases in Mayo has increased to 55.

    The number of confirmed cases in Galway is 98, there are 26 in Sligo and 13 in Roscommon.

  • There have been a further 24 deaths here due to Covid-19, while another 107 cases of the virus have also been confirmed.

    It means the total death toll in the Republic now stands at 1,488.

    There are also 23,242 total confirmed cases.

     

  • A further 25 people have died from Covid19 in the Republic, while 365 new cases have been confirmed.

    It brings the death toll here to 235. 

    The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus now stands at 6,074. 

    The total number of confirmed cases in Mayo is now 130.

    There are now 134 cases in Galway, 28 in Sligo and 22 in Roscommon.

  • 28 more people with Covid-19 have died in the Republic.

    The death toll related to the disease now stands at 794.

    936 new cases have been detected in the past 24 hours, with the total number of positive tests standing at 17,607.

    There are 26 more cases of Covid-19 in Mayo, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 365.

    There are now 315 cases in Galway, 98 in Sligo, and 92 in Roscommon.

  • A further 44 people are confirmed to have died from Covid19 in the Republic.

    388 new cases have also been confirmed today. 

    It now brings the death toll to 730, while the number of confirmed cases stands at 16,040.

  • 49 more deaths related to Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic.

    The death toll from the disease now stands at 769.

    631 new cases have been detected today, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 16,671.

    The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Mayo has risen once again, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 339.

    The number of cases in Galway is now 309, with 91 cases in Roscommon, and 97 in Sligo.

  • 28 more people have died after contracting Covid-19 with the death toll now standing at 263.

    500 new cases have also been detected in the past 24 hours - the largest number in a single day since the outbreak began.

    The total number of positive tests in the Republic is now 6,574.

    There is now 134 confirmed cases in both Mayo & Galway.

    There are 28 confirmed cases in Sligo and 22 in Roscommon.

  • A further six people with Covid 19 have died here.

    Five new cases have also been confirmed.

    It brings the death toll to 1726, while the number of confirmed cases are 25,396.

    92 percent of all coronavirus cases up to June 21st are estimated to have recovered.

  • A further 3 people with Covid-19 have died here, bringing the death toll in this country to 1,705.

    Latest Department of Health figures show 13 new cases of the virus have also been confirmed, meaning there have now been 25,250 cases recorded since the outbreak began over 3 months ago.

    Meanwhile, Covid-19-related deaths in Northern Ireland have fallen for the sixth week in a row, but one further death has been reported today, bringing the total to 539.

  • As restaurants and gastro pubs prepare to re-open; Achill Oysters, a successful oyster producer, is urging restaurants to include local oysters and seafood on their menus to help offset the economic impact of COVID-19.

    Achill Oysters produce premium Irish rock oysters for the domestic and international market.

    Hugh O'Malley is the owner and farmer of Achill Oysters and says pre covid-19 their international business was thriving.

    They were exporting over two tonnes of oysters to China every week on top of orders to Singapore, Taiwan, the UK, Iceland and the Netherlands.

    The company has seen a 80% drop in export sales but Hugh is confident the industry will recover.

    Until then, he says there is an opportunity to work with restaurants to grow the domestic oyster market and in doing so, directly and indirectly support Irish businesses.

  • An action plan has been launched to deal with the community response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

    Minister for Rural and Community Development,  Michael Ring launched an action plan to support the community response.

    There were three key initiatives, Letting people know how and where they can volunteer, providing community supports for older people and launching a help desk to assist smaller community groups.

    Helping the most vulnerable in society from a safe distance was one of the key messages.

    Minister Ring says there are many ways for people to volunteer in these difficult times and is urging everyone in society to play their part during this crisis.