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:
- October 20, 2020Galway Hospice – Registrar in Palliative Care
Galway Hospice Foundation Renmore Avenue, Renmore, Galway, H91 R2TO Telephone 091 770868; www. This story continues at Galway Hospice – Registrar in Palliative Care Or just read more coverage at …
- October 20, 2020Acute hospital discharges increase last year
Elective day patient numbers treated up by over 3 per cent nationally last year This story continues at Acute hospital discharges increase last year Or just read more coverage at Irish Medical Times …
- October 20, 2020National health survey is ‘key step towards Sláintecare’
National Public Engagement Survey will help develop recommendations for the Minister for Health This story continues at National health survey is ‘key step towards Sláintecare’ Or just read more cover …
- October 20, 2020Consider nationalising private beds – Labour Party
Extra intensive care and overall health service capacity still ‘a major issue’ This story continues at Consider nationalising private beds – Labour Party Or just read more coverage at Irish Medical Ti …
- October 20, 2020Pharma companies ‘will work 24/7’ in lockdown
Medicines for Ireland pledges to maintain medicine supplies during new lockdown measures This story continues at Pharma companies ‘will work 24/7’ in lockdown Or just read more coverage at Irish Medic …
- October 19, 2020Green light for long-awaited Decision Support Service launch
Plans for long-awaited launch of Decision Support Service backed by extra funding in Budget 2021 This story continues at Green light for long-awaited Decision Support Service launch Or just read more …
- October 19, 2020CPR helps doctor save father at roadside
IHF wants to create “nation of lifesavers” by training the public in CPR skills This story continues at CPR helps doctor save father at roadside Or just read more coverage at Irish Medical Times …
- October 19, 2020Irish Doctors Choir live-streams performance for charity
Irish Doctors Choir to live-stream concert in support of Médecins Sans Frontières Covid-19 response This story continues at Irish Doctors Choir live-streams performance for charity Or just read more c …
- October 16, 2020SARS-CoV-2 virus evolves in Ireland
As virus multiplies within an infected person, its genetic code acquires minor mutations over time This story continues at SARS-CoV-2 virus evolves in Ireland Or just read more coverage at Irish Medic …
- October 16, 2020NTPF spends more funds in public hospitals
Just under half of NTPF funding for waiting lists spent in public hospitals last year This story continues at NTPF spends more funds in public hospitals Or just read more coverage at Irish Medical Tim …