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:
- April 9, 2021The Drive-By Vaccination
In the good old days, doctors were often paternalistic with their patients and the world in general. The post The Drive-By Vaccination appeared first on Irish Medical Times. …
- April 9, 2021Staff at Covid-hit nursing home did not know who was in charge
Army called in to serve meals after 19 cases diagnosed The post Staff at Covid-hit nursing home did not know who was in charge appeared first on Irish Medical Times. …
- April 9, 2021Dr Suzanne Crowe newly elected Medical Council President
Incoming President takes up role on June 1, 2021 The post Dr Suzanne Crowe newly elected Medical Council President appeared first on Irish Medical Times. …
- April 9, 2021Emergency restoration of clinicians to medical register extended to 15 months
Extra 400 doctors remain on ‘Covid-19’ register until June 30, 2021 The post Emergency restoration of clinicians to medical register extended to 15 months appeared first on Irish Medical Times. …
- April 9, 2021North South medics urge greater co-operation to halt spread of Covid-19
IMO and BMA representatives in joint statement seeking co-ordination on public health measures The post North South medics urge greater co-operation to halt spread of Covid-19 appeared first on Irish …
- April 9, 2021Health Committee urges new public health policy on vitamin D supplementation
Backing for policy to be considered for funding under Budget 2022 The post Health Committee urges new public health policy on vitamin D supplementation appeared first on Irish Medical Times. …
- April 8, 2021TCP Homecare aims to deliver the highest quality for patients in their homes
Karen Curtin – Head of Quality and Patient Safety at TCP Homecare – explains how the company has built up a culture of patient care and safety in the home and how it works to improve its standards and …
- April 8, 2021Study recommends introduction of exercise programmes to haemodialysis units in Ireland
Structured, physiotherapy-led, intra-dialytic exercise can be safely and effectively introduced to Irish haemodialysis units, a study has found. The post Study recommends introduction of exercise prog …
- April 8, 2021‘Low risk of derangement of liver function tests in child CF patients’
Although clinical trials report a risk of derangement of liver function tests in paediatric patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) the risk appears to be low, a new Irish study is reporting. The post …
- April 7, 2021Interdisciplinary Training of Clinical Cancer Specialists – Time for Action
More cross disciplinary integration is required in the training of clinical cancer specilists, writes Prof Niall O’Higgins For over 30 years multidisciplinary meetings have become routine in the plann …