Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Ireland
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Ireland
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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What is the 2019 novel Coronavirus?
A novel (new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans was identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. This virus is called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the disease that it causes is called Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The first cases of COVID-19 were identified in people working in seafood and live animal market in Wuhan. It is thought that humans picked up the virus from animals at the market
Common symptoms include:
- a fever (high temperature – 38 degrees Celsius or above)
- a cough – this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
- shortness of breath (breathing difficulties)
If you have symptoms, you may be more likely to become dehydrated.
More information on the symptoms and causes of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is available from the HSE.
Coronavirus in Ireland News:
- May 29, 2020UCC weighing impact of pandemic public health measures
UCC and partners will conduct national telephone survey to examine individuals’ compliance with Covid-19 measures This story continues at UCC weighing impact of pandemic public health measures Or just …
- May 29, 2020Irish make up only half of medical students
Only half of medical students at six undergraduate schools are from Ireland This story continues at Irish make up only half of medical students Or just read more coverage at Irish Medical Times …
- May 29, 2020One in five complaints are on health, social care — Ombudsman
Ombudsman intends to publish a special casebook this year which is to include HSE complaints This story continues at One in five complaints are on health, social care — Ombudsman Or just read more cov …
- May 28, 2020Plan to restore non-Covid-19 clinical services advances
Framework setting out national clinical priorities to be finalised over the next week This story continues at Plan to restore non-Covid-19 clinical services advances Or just read more coverage at Iris …
- May 28, 2020Just over 1,020 medical interns now registered
The Medical Council has reminded interns of ethical duty to care for their own health This story continues at Just over 1,020 medical interns now registered Or just read more coverage at Irish Medical …
- May 28, 2020TDs: Publish new mental health strategy document
‘Updated mental health policy critical to Programme for Government talks and post-Covid-19 planning’ This story continues at TDs: Publish new mental health strategy document Or just read more coverage …
- May 28, 2020Newly Renovated Medical Suites Available
Newly renovated Medical Suites available at Airside Shopping Centre, Swords, Co. This story continues at Newly Renovated Medical Suites Available Or just read more coverage at Irish Medical Times …
- May 28, 2020Quadrivalent flu vaccine to be available for season start
IMO is seeking discussions with the HSE on the delivery of the population-based vaccines This story continues at Quadrivalent flu vaccine to be available for season start Or just read more coverage at …
- May 28, 2020Public urged to remain vigilant of Covid-19
The Chief Medical Officer makes the call as Ireland’s Covid-19 death toll increases by 17 This story continues at Public urged to remain vigilant of Covid-19 Or just read more coverage at Irish Medica …
- May 27, 2020Lessons need to be learned, admits Chief Medical Officer
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has admitted lessons need to be learned from Ireland’s response to the spread of Covid-19 in nursing homes. This story continues at Lessons need to be learned, admits C …