Covid 19

  • 420 new cases of covid-19 have been confirmed and eleven more patients have died.

    There 26 new cases in Galway, eight in Roscommon and less than five in Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim.

    190 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 53 are in ICU.

  • With eleven new cases of Covid 19 reported yesterday in counties Mayo and Galway, and cases rising nationally, the chief medical officer is 'concerned' the virus is back on an upward trend.

    There was one further coronavirus-related death and 429 new cases of the disease reported to the Department of Health in the Republic yesterday .

    122 of the cases were in Dublin, 46 in Donegal, 30 in Limerick, 22 in Laois, 20 in Cork and the remaining 189 cases are spread across all other counties.

    There were eight new cases in county Sligo and less than five in both counties Roscommon and Leitrim.

    The estimated 14-day incidence rate of the disease nationally has risen to 84 per 100,000 - up from a low of 78.

    The average number of cases in the past five days has also risen above 300, compared to 288 a week ago.

    Professor Emer Shelley, from the Royal College of Physicians, says it's very worrying.

  • An Erris Councillor is pleading with the community to stay at home and stay safe.

    Gerry Coyle says the infection rate is at its peak in the Erris area at present and now more than ever people need to adhere to the public health guidelines.

    His plea comes as new figures show there are 52 patients being treated for Covid-19 at Mayo University Hospital.

    A record number of Covid-19 patients are being treated in Irish hospitals for the second day in a row.There are 1,022 people on wards across the country, while 88 patients are in ICU receiving treatment.

    Cllr. Coyle says Erris is renowned for its Meitheal spirit but now people need to spread apart and stresses that his number is always available if people need help.

  • Mandatory face coverings in all retail settings comes into force from tomorrow.

    Children under the age of 13 and people who can't wear one due to a physical or mental illness are exempt.

    As part of the measures, the government has launched a new campaign to encourage safe behaviours around COVID-19.

  • Farming organisations are calling for more assistance for farmers during the Covid-19 crisis.

    The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association is calling for an additional €100 million to be added to the 2020 ANC scheme to compensate the primary producers of sucklers, store cattle, sheep and lambs.

    INHFA President Colm O'Donnell says the Agriculture Minister has a duty of care to ensure that our primary producers get financial supports as quickly as possible to help with cash flow.

    Meanwhile, as beef prices continue their downward trend this week, the IFA is calling on the Government to distribute the €24 million euro unspent from the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure to be distributed to farmers, to help alleviate their financial pressures during the current crisis.

    The Irish Farmers Association is calling putting pressure on the European Commission to implement an "Aids to Private Storage" scheme, which would put beef into storage until markets recover from the current crisis.

  • The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 5 additional deaths today of people who had Covid 19.

    423 new confirmed cases of the virus have been reported in the past 24 hours in the Republic.

    20 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed in county Galway, less than 5 new cases in both Mayo and Roscommon and no cases in either Sligo or Leitrim.

  • There have been five additional deaths related to Covid-19 in Ireland, and a further 335 cases have been confirmed.

    There are 26 new cases of Covid-19 in Mayo which is the third highest in the country.

    Elsewhere, there are twelve new cases in Galway, five in Sligo and less than five in both Roscommon & Leitrim.

    There are now 284 Covid-19 patients in hospital, 40 of whom are in Intensive Care Units, a rise of three from yesterday.

  • Five more people have died with Covid-19, while 69 new cases have been detected in the Republic.

    It brings the total number in the country to 26,372 while there has been 1,768 deaths.

    Four of the deaths announced today, happened in previous months.

    Northern Ireland reported 43 cases earlier, meaning there have been 112 cases on the island today.

    Out of the 69 cases, 65% are under 45 years of age.

    22 cases are located in Offaly, 19 in Kildare, 8 in Laois, 6 in Dublin, and 14 are spread across eight other counties (Clare, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Limerick, Louth, Meath and Wexford).

  • A leading health expert claims it will be impossible to significantly reduce the number of Covid-19 cases without a lockdown.

    It's after 357 cases were confirmed in the Republic yesterday, along with three more deaths.

    It was the biggest daily increase in cases since May, with 208 recorded on Monday.

    There are five new cases in both Mayo and Roscommon, while there are also new cases in Galway, Sligo & Leitrim. 

    There have nine new cases of Covid-19 in Mayo since Sunday with the figure in the county since the outbreak began standing at 611. It is the biggest two-day spike in cases in Mayo since last May.

    Eoghan de Barra, a consultant in infectious diseases in Beaumont Hospital, is calling on the public to be vigilant.

  • Former All Ireland winner with Donegal  - Mark McHugh  has revealed he was one of the players who said they would be against a return to action this year.

    A Club Players' Association survey found that 22 per cent of players would not return to training or playing before a COVID-19 vaccine is found.

    21 per cent said they weren't sure.

    McHugh who plays for Kilcar in Donegal is against taking any chances.

  • The National Football League gets underway this weekend with matches taking place across the country.

    It's prompted a debate on whether they should go ahead with rising numbers of Covid 19 cases across the island.

    Former Mayo Footballer David Brady believes they should take place with players following public health guidelines.

  • There have been an additional four covid related deaths and 545 new cases.

    The number of coronavirus patients in ICU is unchanged since yesterday at 44.

    Across Connacht there are 28 new cases in Galway, seven in Mayo and less than five in Sligo, Roscommon and Leitrim.

  • Four more cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Ireland.

    A family of four in Co Clare tested positive for Covid 19 after returning from Northern Italy.

    The two males and two females are the first cluster here and brings to 6 the number of confirmed cases in the Republic.

    3 cases have been confirmed in the North.

  • The Department of Health has reported a further 859 cases of Covid-19 and four more deaths from the virus.

    There has been a slight rise in the number of people in hospital with the virus, which now stands at 312 this morning, which is up from 302 at 8pm last night.

    192 of the cases are in Dublin, 148 in Cork, 58 in Donegal, 55 in Galway, 54 in Meath, with 352 cases spread across 21 remaining counties.

    There are 25 new cases in Mayo, eleven in both Sligo & Roscommon and four new cases in Leitrim.

  • 420 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed along with four more patient deaths.

    The National Public Health Emergency Team says all of the deaths happened this month.

    183 covid 19 patients are in hospital, of which 50 are in intensive care.

    Seven  more people have been brought to hospital in the past 24 hours and the 5-day moving average is 386.

  • The Chief Medical Officer believes there are higher levels of covid 19 circulating in the community than today's case numbers reflect.

    Dr. Tony Holohon expects a large increase in cases over the coming days, due to the lower volume of tests being carried out over Christmas.

    744 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed, with 4 more deaths. The country's 14-day incidence rate is 209.6.

    There are 21 new cases in Galway, 18 in Mayo, twelve in Sligo, five in Roscommon and less than five in Leitrim.

  • Four more people have died of Covid-19 in the Republic and there are 442 new cases.

    170 are in Dublin, with 47 in Cork, 28 in Donegal and 23 in Meath.

    Elsewhere there are 21 new cases in Galway, 20 in Monaghan, 14 in Clare, 12 in Roscommon, 11 in Laois, 11 in Longford, 10 in Cavan, 10 in Limerick, 10 in Tipperary, nine in Kildare, eight in Wicklow, five in Louth and five in Wexford with the remaining 28 cases in nine counties.

    The total number of cases is 36,597 and the death toll has risen to 1,806.

  • The Department of Health has announced four more people have died as a result of Covid - 19 here. 

    There has been a further 98 confirmed cases.  This means 1,772 people have died as a result of the virus and the total number of confirmed cases is 26,470.

    Of the cases notified today 35 are located in Kildare and 26 in Offaly, 6 in Wexford, 5 in Laois, 5 in Dublin, and 21 are spread across ten other counties (Carlow, Cavan, Donegal, Kilkenny, Limerick, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Westmeath and Wicklow).

    There are no new confirmed cases in Connacht.

  • The GAA has called for evidence to be presented to explain the Government's decision to ban all spectators from sporting events until at least the 13th of September.

    Up until now 200 people were allowed be part of an outdoor sporting event, which meant that a small number of GAA supporters could attend matches.

    Matches are back behind closed doors, and outdoor training is limited to groups of no more than fifteen.

    The GAA have invited Acting Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn and NPHET to meet with their COVID-19 Advisory Group as soon as possible.

  • The GAA has welcomed the Government's 70-million relief package for Irish sport.

    40-million of that will be made available to the GAA, the IRFU and the FAI collectively.

    The GAA are spending this weekend discussing how the Government's sped-up COVID-19 roadmap impacts on their own.