Covid 19

  • Eleven more cases of Covid-19 have been notified to the Department of Health today.

    No more deaths have been reported, which means the total number stands at 1,764.

    The total number of cases in the Republic is now 25,892, over the course of the pandemic.

  • There have been no further deaths linked to Covid 19, while 12 new cases of the virus have been confirmed, according to latest figures from NPHET.

    It means the death toll remains at 1,764, while the total number of cases has reached 25,881.

  • The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of an additional 13 deaths related to Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Ireland related to the novel coronavirus to 1,604.

    A further 76 confirmed cases have also been announced.

    There is now a total of 24,582 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

  • There have been 174 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in the last 24 hours according to latest figures from the national public health emergency team.

    One additional person has died.

    124 of today's cases were men and 48 were women, while 69% were under the age of 45.

    110 of the cases were located in Kildare, 27 in Dublin, 7 in Cork, 7 in Offaly, 6 in Meath and 17 are spread across thirteen other counties which include Mayo, Galway and Roscommon.

  • The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 2 people with COVID-19 have died.

    There have now been a total of 1,714 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

    13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were detected over the past 24 hours. There is now a total of 25,368 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

  • 24 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed while one person infected with the virus has died, according to latest figures from NPHET.

    It brings the death toll in the Republic to 1,764 and the total number of cases to 25, 869.

    It comes as an Irish scientist leading the way in developing a Covid-19 vaccine says production may end up being very slow.

    In comments to the Independent today, Professor Adrian Hill from the University of Oxford says there will be high demand.


    The State's chief medical officer says the country isn't yet in a position to ease some Covid-19 restrictions on 18th May.

     1,375 people with the virus have died after a further 37 fatalities were confirmed last night, while there are now 22,248 diagnosed cases.

     An additional two cases in Mayo brings the number of confirmed cases to 512, with 375 in Galway.

    An additional 31 confirmed cases were reported in Co Roscommon, bringing the number to 212, with 121 confirmed cases in Sligo.

     From May 18th, the gradual lifting of measures is due to begin, with the return of outdoor workers, and the reopening of DIY stores and garden centres.

     Dr Tony Holohan says that's not guaranteed, but he remains hopeful..


  • Hospitals have reported a further reduction in the number of patients admitted with confirmed and suspected cases of Covid-19.

    There are now a total of 902 patients in hospitals with either confirmed or suspected coronavirus.

    The hospitals with the most confirmed cases are in Dublin, while Mayo University Hospital has 31 patients with confirmed Covid-19 and 14 suspected cases.

    The latest HSE figures also show there are 90 patients with the virus in intensive care units across the country, which is also reduction on recent days.

    Meanwhile, the testing criteria issued to GPs for Covid-19 has been broadened, so that patients no longer need to be in an at-risk group to be referred for a test.

    Patients need only to have a sudden onset of either a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, and no other cause that explains their illness, to be eligible for testing.

    They need to be referred by their GP for a test.

  • 40 more Covid-19 cases have been confirmed by health authorities.

    The death toll since the virus broke out remains at 1,764, after no new deaths were recorded.

    There have now been 25,929 confirmed covid 19 cases since late February, after a further 40 were recorded today.

    The Health Protection Surveillance Centre says no new deaths have been reported to it.

    Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ronan Glynn says today's cases are spread across a range of different settings and age groups.

    75% of cases are under 45 years of age, with a median age of 33 years.

    At least half of today's cases were known close contacts of other confirmed cases.

    He's urging anyone who have been in contact with a confirmed case or is experiencing symptoms, to isolate and come forward for testing without delay.

  • 44 more people have died after contracting Covid-19 in the Republic.

    The death toll across the country now stands at 530.

    In the past 24 hours 702 new cases have been detected, including 112 from swabs sent to German labs.

    The total number of positive tests now stands at 13,980.

    In Mayo there are now 259 confirmed Cases of Covid-19.

    There are 266 cases in Galway, 69 in Sligo and 61 confirmed cases in Roscommon.


    The Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 will meet today to discuss the impact of the major restrictions introduced last Friday.

    The death toll due to the virus in the Republic has increased to 85.

    14 further patients died from the virus yesterday - none of the latest deaths were in the West of Ireland - there were 4 deaths in the South and 10 in the East of the country.

    An additional 212 cases have been confirmed, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 3,447.

    THE number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Mayo has increased to 48.

    The rise reflects the escalation of testing with the opening of a testing centres in Castlebar.

    The number of confirmed cases in Galway is 88, there are 22 in Sligo and 10 in both Sligo and Roscommon.

  • There have been no further deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland with 45 new cases confirmed.

    This update from the Department of Health comes as the Minister for Health urged young people to avoid crowded gatherings and house parties.


    A total of 26,109 people have been infected with Covid 19 since the outbreak began, with 77 per cent of today's cases aged under 45.

    9 cases are in Limerick, with 8 in Kildare, 7 in Mayo, 6 in Cavan, 4 in Dublin and the remainder across 5 other counties.




  • Another four people with Covid 19 have died in the Republic, and there are 16 new confirmed cases.

    The death toll now stands at 1,714 and the total number of cases is 25,355.

  • A further ten people with Covid 19 have died in the Republic.

    It brings the death toll here to 1,497.

    There are also 159 new confirmed cases - the total now stands at 23,401.

  • Three more people with Covid 19 have died here. 

    Eight new cases have also been announced.

    The death toll from the virus is now 1710 while there's a total of 25,341 confirmed cases. 

  • A further three people with Covid-19 have died in the Republic of Ireland. 

    Eleven new cases have been confirmed also.

    It brings the death toll in this country to 1,730, while there have been 25,414 confirmed cases.

  • A further three people with Covid 19 have died in the Republic, and there are six new confirmed cases.

    The death toll now stands at 1,738 and the total number of cases is 25,477.

    The National Public Health Emergency Team says 31 new coronavirus cases linked to travel were confirmed in June.

    Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan says the advice remains for people to avoid non-essential travel.


    A three month agreement has been made for private hospitals to operate as public facilities.

    19 hospitals with a capacity of under 2,000 beds with 47 intensive care units will be used by the HSE - however the total cost of the deal has not been finalised.

    The hospitals will treat patients with coronavirus and those who need elective surgeries, and aims to relieve pressure on the current system.

    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says any people who use the facilities will be treated as public patients:

  • No covid-19 patients were reported to have died in the Republic yesterday for the first day since March,  while 18 further cases were confirmed here.

    There was one additional confirmed case in Mayo, bring the number of cases in the county to 572. There was no increase in confirmed cases in the other four counties of Connaught.

    It's emerged Ireland had more deaths than in a normal year in March and April -- but the Chief Medical Officer says that trend stopped in May.

    He was responding to analysis published by the Business Post at the weekend based on death notices.

    It argued Ireland's "excess deaths" up to the start of May were higher than in other European countries.

    But Dr Tony Holohan says the elevated death rate here hasn't lingered the same way.

  • The report sought last month from the CE of the HSE by the then Minister for Health Simon Harris on the Covid-19 measures taken at Mayo University Hospital  from the outset of the Covid pandemic, now needs to be published, according to Aontu leader Peadar Toibin.

    According to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act to Mr Toibin  it is claimed that a cancer patient suffering the side effects of chemotherapy was placed in a Covid-19 ward at Mayo University Hospital.

    In details of the complaint, lodged by a relative of the patient, it is claimed that the man, who is an oncology patient, arrived at the ED OF Mayo University Hospital on May 1st ,  and was admitted to a Covid-19 ward where there were five Covid-19 patients.

    He had according to the complaint "arrived at the hospital as a very vulnerable patient with a very serious underlying illness and a compromised immune system". He was not displaying any Covid-19 symptoms”.

    The complainant, lodged on May 4th, alleges that the man was moved into an isolation ward later that same evening. However, by that time he had already been according to the complaint, "exposed to the coronavirus, unprotected, for an extended period of time".

    Mr Toibin told Midwest News today the report on what measures have been in place since the start of the pandemic to segregate Covid and non Covid patients at MUH is now needed to ensure people in this region have confidence to attend the hospital.