Covid 19

  • There has been a further 47 Covid-19 deaths - the highest number reported in a single day in 3 weeks.

    631 new cases have also been confirmed.

    In this region there are 19 new cases in Galway, nine in Mayo, less than five in both Roscommon and Sligo while there are no new cases in Leitrim.

    370 people with the disease are in hospital - 92 of those in ICU.

    The 14-day incidence rate is now 162 cases per 100,000 people.

  • There have been 47 further Covid-19 deaths and 1,466 new cases reported to the Department of Health.

    The number of patients in ICU is 216, this is down one since yesterday.

    The national incidence rate per 100,000 is now 622 cases per 100,000.

    There are 106 new cases in Galway, 68 in Mayo, 15 in Sligo, eleven in Roscommon and less than five in Leitrim.

  • The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 1 person with COVID-19 has died.As of midnight last night, the HPSC has been notified of 470 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

    Of the cases notified today - 198 cases are in Dublin, 61 in Cork, 36 in Donegal, 19 in Kildare, 19 in Limerick, 12 in Kerry, 11 in Galway, 11 in Meath, 10 in Roscommon, 9 in Cavan, 9 in Clare, 9 in Kilkenny, 9 in Longford, 9 in Offaly, 9 in Westmeath, 8 in Louth, 7 in Tipperary, 7 in Wexford, with the remaining 17 cases in 7 counties.


    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.

  • Five more people with Covid-19 have died, and 248 more people have tested positive in the Republic.

    104 cases were discovered in Dublin, 37 in Donegal and 36 in Cork.

    The death toll from the outbreak here is now 1,802.

    It follows a new record level of new infections in Northern Ireland for the second day in a row -- 319.

  • 50 more people who were diagnosed with Covid-19 have died.

    The Department of Health has also reported 3,498 more cases of the coronavirus.

    1,182 are in Dublin, 421 in Cork, 258 in Limerick, 187 in Galway, 164 in Waterford, and the remaining 1,286 cases are spread across all other counties.

    In this region there are 97 new cases in Mayo, 32 in Roscommon, 21 in Sligo and five in Leitrim.

    As of 2pm today, 1,850 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised of which184 are in ICU.

  • The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 51 additional deaths related to Covid-19. 49 of these deaths occurred in January.

    As of midnight last night (Wed) of 2,608 new confirmed cases of the virus were reported in the Republic.

     Of the cases reported today there are 132 new cases of the virus in Galway, 50 in Mayo, 24 in Sligo, 22 in Roscommon and less than 5 in county Leitrim

  • 52 more Covid related deaths have been confirmed this evening, alongside 2,371 new cases.

    757 of those infections are in County Dublin, 237 in Cork and 154 in Waterford, with the rest spread across all other counties.

    There are 103 new cases in Galway, 68 in Mayo, 21 in Sligo, eight in Leitrim & six in Roscommon.

    Ireland's 14 day incidence rate per 100-thousand population is continuing to fall sharply, and now stands at 1,017.

    The Chief Medical Officer has appealed to the public to 'stay the course' this weekend and continue to 'strictly adhere' to the public health guidance.

  • More than 3,000 people have died with Covid-19 in the Republic.

    It's after a further 90 deaths were reported yesterday, the second highest daily figure.

    Case numbers continue to fall, with the latest daily figure standing at 928. There 53 new cases of the virus confirmed in Galway yesterday, 31 in Mayo, 5 in Sligo and less than 5 in both Roscommon and Leitrim.

    Nationally, close contacts of confirmed cases are still not being tested.

    Latest figures show there are 1,689 people in public hospitals with the disease, while 216 are in ICUs.

    Consultant in infectious diseases at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, Eoghan De Barra, says the high number of deaths is likely to continue.

    New figures show a surge in the numbers of people nationally contracting Covid-19 while in hospital.

    The Health Service Executive said that up to the end of last year 967 people had caught Covid-19 in hospital.

    However, the HSE told RTÉ's Prime Time last night that the figure has increased dramatically in the past three weeks.

    Since 27 December, 846 patients have caught Covid-19 in hospital.

    The HSE said when community transmission rates are at the level they are, it is "inevitable and unavoidable that there will be outbreaks in hospitals".



  • The Department of Health has confirmed 54 people with Covid-19 have died and 1,335 new cases of the virus have been detected.

    As of 2pm today, 1,670 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 217 are in ICU. 81 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

    Of the new cases this evening there are 78 in Galway, 34 in Mayo, six in Sligo, five in Leitrim and less than five in Roscommon.

  • The number of people with Covid-19 being treated in intensive care units nationally has passed 100.

    There are 1,151 people in hospitals across the country with Covid-19 - an increase of 108 from yesterday - with 101 patients in ICU as of this morning.

    The number of patients being treated for Covid-19 at Mayo University Hospital is now 54 which is an increase of two since yesterday.

    It's now the ninth highest hospital in the country with patients being treated for the virus.

    Elsewhere, there are 72 patients with the virus being treated at Galway University Hospital.

    The 14-day incidence is now at 936.4 per 100,000 nationally.

    There are 23,000 tests being carried out per day on average, the highest level so far, with a 21% positivity rate.

    The Belmullet Electoral area has the highest number of Covid 19 cases per 100,000 population in the country over the last two weeks.

    About one in every 50 people had Covid-19 in the region over the last 14 days.

    The Health Protection Surveillance Centre says the country's 14-day incidence rate between December 22nd and January 4th was 674 per 100,000 people.


  • Just over half of us will get the Covid 19 vaccine once its gets official approval.

    A new survey carried out by the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association has found that a third of people are unsure about whether or not they'd get the vaccine, while 12 percent said they would turn it down.

    The government is optimistic about the rollout of a vaccine early next year.

  • 552 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 here, and two more patients have died.

    173 of the cases were in Dublin, 86 in Cork, 40 in Limerick and 30 in Donegal, with cases recorded in all other counties.

    There are ten new cases in Roscommon, nine in both Mayo & Sligo, seven in Galway and less than five new cases in Leitrim.

    Cavan still has the highest fortnightly case load, but it's now dropped below 600 per hundred thousand -- having peaked at more than a thousand last month.

    There were fewer than five new cases recorded there today.

    The national average has continued to fall -- and is now 253 per hundred thousand people.

  • 56 additional covid deaths, including a 16 year old, have been confirmed and 574 new cases.

    175 cases are in Dublin, 57 in Limerick, 43 in Kildare, 37 in Galway, 35 in Meath and the remaining 227 cases are spread across 18 other counties.

    Elsewhere, there are 21 new cases in Mayo, less than five in Sligo and there are no new cases reported in either Roscommon or Leitrim.

    652 covid patients are in hospital of which 137 are in ICU. 

    The 14 day incidence rate is 231.4 per 100,000 of the population. 

    Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn says we continue to see good progress, but this needs to be sustained.

  • The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

    As of midnight last night (Thursday) the HPSC has been notified of 772 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

    As of 2pm today 325 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 42 are in ICU.

    There has been an 15 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

    Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “The overall situation has improved, but we have to remember that these are very early days. This improvement will only be maintained if we keep going in our efforts. We have to remember that incidence is increasing in older age groups, who are particularly vulnerable to this disease. The way in which we can protect them is if we continue to drive down transmission across the whole population.”


  • Another 6,521 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland.

    Another ten people have also died with the virus.

    The number of people in hospital with coronavirus has risen once again, to 1,043, with 96 in intensive care.

    There are 2,174cases in Dublin, 571 in Cork, 382 in Limerick, 342 in Waterford, 315 in Wexford and the remaining 2,737 cases are spread across all other counties. 

    In this region there are 184 new cases in Galway, 119 in Mayo, 85 in Sligo, 31 in Roscommon and 13 in Leitrim.

  • 6,888 new cases of covid 19 have been confirmed, which is higher than yesterday's figure of 4,842.

    Eight more people with the virus have died.

    There are 2,088 infections in Dublin, 862 in Cork, 469 in Limerick, 405 in Wexford and 320 in Waterford - the rest are spread across all other counties. 

    In this region there are 140 new cases in Galway, 95 in Mayo, 43 in Sligo, 20 in Leitrim and 16 in Roscommon.

    The country's 14 day incidence rate per 100 thousand people is 1,291.2.

  • 60 more people with covid 19 have died and 3,231 new cases have been confirmed.

    931 cases are in Dublin, with 388 in Cork, 238 in Louth, 155 in Waterford and 151 in Limerick.

    In this region there are 132 cases in Galway, 101 in Mayo, 29 in Roscommon, 26 in Sligo and twelve in Leitrim.

    1,854 coronavirus patients are hospital, of which 191 are in ICU. 119 more people have been brought to hospital in the past 24 hours.

    Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan says the improvements in cases isn't happening fast enough the infection level is far, far too high.

  • There has been a further 61 Covid-19 deaths and 2,488 new cases.

    The number of people in hospital now stands at 1,923, while 210 people are in intensive care.

    Ireland's 14 day incidence rate is 1,223 cases per 100,000 people.

    The Chief Medical Officer says the figures show we cannot underestimate the highly infectious nature of the disease and its impact on families and communities.

    In this region there are 148 new cases in Galway, 87 in Mayo, 25 in Sligo, twelve in Roscommon and six in Leitrim.

  • A further 63 Covid-19 deaths have been reported - the second highest daily figure ever recorded, and the highest since the end of April.

    Five of the deaths occurred in November, one in December and 56 this month - while the date of one further death remains under investigation.

    There has also been an additional 3,569 new cases of the virus.

    1,770 people are now being treated in hospital, while 172 are in intensive care units.

    The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan, says what we're seeing now is a result of the very high case numbers we've experienced for successive weeks.

    Of the new cases reported this evening 200 of them are in Galway.

    Elsewhere, there are 129 new cases in Mayo, 27 in Roscommon, 14 in Sligo and less than five in Leitrim.