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Tracking Covid-19

A timeline of the crisis in Ireland: the numbers
Updated weekly. Last updated: Monday, May 10, 2021

1,882,635
vaccinated
253,189
infected
4,921
died
Cases per County Vaccine Progress
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2,931 new cases
24 new deaths

Monday, May 10

In the past week, there have been 2,931 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 253,189.

There was an average of 419 cases per day, down 10 per cent on the previous week.

24 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 4,921, down 29 per cent on the previous week.

One in three adults have now been vaccinated with a first dose.

3,240 new cases
34 new deaths

Monday, May 3

In the past week, there have been 3,240 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 250,290.

There was an average of 463 cases per day, up 2 per cent on the previous week.

34 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 4,906, down 23 per cent on the previous week.

3,169 new cases
44 new deaths

Monday, April 26

In the past week, there have been 3,169 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 247,069.

There was an average of 453 cases per day, up 21 per cent on the previous week.

44 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 4,874, down 19 per cent on the previous week.

2,581 new cases
51 new deaths

Monday, April 19

In the past week, there have been 2,581 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 243,911.

There was an average of 376 cases per day, down 10 per cent on the previous week.

51 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 4,836, down 24 per cent on the previous week.

After a tumultuous week in the rollout race, the Business Post models the impact of potential changes to the rollouts target dates.

Read more here.

2,864 new cases
67 new deaths

Monday, April 12

In the past week, there have been 2,864 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 241,330.

There was an average of 401 cases per day, down 15 per cent on the previous week.

67 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 4,785, up 31 per cent on the previous week. Over one million doses have been administered to date.

3,388 new cases
51 new deaths

Monday, April 5

In the past week, there have been 3,388 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 238,466.

There was an average of 495 cases per day, down 14 per cent on the previous week.

51 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 4,718, down 35 per cent on the previous week.

3,959 new cases
79 new deaths

Monday, March 29

In the past week, there have been 3,959 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 235,078.

There was an average of 548 cases per day, up 4 per cent on the previous week.

79 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 4,667, up 46 per cent on the previous week.

3,803 new cases
54 new deaths

Monday, March 22

In the past week, there have been 3,803 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 231,119.

There was an average of 548 cases per day, up 4 per cent on the previous week.

54 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 4,588, down 52 per cent on the previous week.

3,682 new cases
113 new deaths

Monday, March 15

In the past week, there have been 3,682 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 227,316.

There was an average of 526 cases per day, up 8 per cent on the previous week.

113 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 4,534, up 9 per cent on the previous week.

There have been 143,000 doses administered to date.

3,420 new cases
104 new deaths

Monday, March 8

In the past week, there have been 3,420 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 223,651.

There was an average of 489 cases per day, down 25 per cent on the previous week.

104 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 4,422, down 4 per cent on the previous week.

There have been 143,000 doses administered to date.

4,575 new cases
185 new deaths

Monday, March 1

In the past week, there have been 4,575 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 220,273.

There was an average of 654 cases per day, down 15 per cent on the previous week.

182 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 4,319, down 4 per cent on the previous week.

There have been 143,000 doses administered to date.

5,411 new cases
193 new deaths

Monday, February 22

In the past week, there have been 5,411 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 215,743.

There was an average of 773 cases per day, down 10 per cent on the previous week.

193 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 4,137, down 31 per cent on the previous week.

There have been 143,000 doses administered to date.

6,036 new cases
280 new deaths

Monday, February 15

In the past week, there have been 6,036 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 210,402.

There was an average of 862 cases per day, down 13 per cent on the previous week.

280 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 3,948, down 26 per cent on the previous week.

There have been 143,000 doses administered to date.

6,937 new cases
378 new deaths

Monday, February 8

In the past week, there have been 6,937 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 204,397.

There was an average of 991 cases per day, down 20 per cent on the previous week.

378 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 3,687, down 10 per cent on the previous week.

There have been 143,000 doses administered to date.

8,706 new cases
343 new deaths

Monday, February 1

In the past week, there have been 8,706 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 197,553.

There was an average of 1,244 cases per day, down 38 per cent on the previous week.

343 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 3,317, down 6 per cent on the previous week.

There have been 143,000 doses administered to date.

14,128 new cases
364 new deaths

Monday, January 25

In the past week, there have been 14,128 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 188,923.

There was an average of 2,018 cases per day, down 37 per cent on the previous week.

364 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 2,977, up 36 per cent on the previous week.

There have been 143,000 doses administered to date.

22,404 new cases
268 new deaths

January 18

In the past week, there have been 22,404 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 174,843.

There was an average of 3,201 cases per day, down 50 per cent on the previous week.

268 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 2,616, up 200 per cent on the previous week.

44,589 new cases
89 new deaths

Monday, 11

In the past week, there have been 44,589 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 152,539.

There was an average of 6,370 cases per day, up 117 per cent on the previous week.

89 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 2,352, up 44 per cent on the previous week.

5,830 new cases
43 new deaths

Monday, December 28

In the past week, there have been 5,830 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 86,894.

There was an average of 833 cases per day, 91 per cent higher than the number in the previous week.

43 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 2,205, up 39 per cent on the previous week.

Monday saw a new high of 1,546 new cases per day. Such a delay in cases may partly be down to a delay in testing over the Christmas period

However, with increased socialising and travel in the past week, the “Christmas effect” may continue to influence case numbers for the next ten days. Read more here.

UK variant detected in Ireland

Wednesday, December 23

The new UK variant has been detected in Ireland, although Dr. Tony Holohan, the chief medical officer, said that it "was not solely responsible for the recent increase in case numbers seen in Ireland".

According to an analysis by the Business Post the presence of the UK variant, if it were to become dominant, would significantly impact case growth and Ireland's pandemic response as a result.



Read more here.

Level 5 lockdown announced

Tuesday, December 22

Following a significant rise in cases, the Taoiseach announced that Ireland will enter a level 5 lockdown “with adjustments” from Christmas Eve.

The government are now “proceeding on the presumption” that the new variant of the virus which has emerged in England is already in Ireland.

According to an anlysis by the Business Post if growth in new cases were to continue at the current average of 10 per cent, there would be over 2,000 daily cases by New Year’s Day.

Read more here.

3,844 new cases
32 new deaths

Monday, December 21

In the past week, there have been 3,844 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 80,267.

There was an average of 549 cases per day, almost double the number in the previous week.

32 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 2,158, up 2 on the previous week.

Growth rate rises, new variant discovered

Sunday, December 20

The growth rate has begun to rise to at least 15 per cent per day, rapidly outpacing Nphet’s expectations of a moderate case rise that would have been manageable over the Christmas period.

According to an analysis by the Business Post, if this growth rate were to continue, Ireland would reach over 1,500 daily cases by Christmas Day.

This came as a new mutation was discovered in the UK that is up to 70 per cent more transmissable.

Nphet advised the government to bring new restrictions into effect from December 28, but the cabinet is set to announce December 30 as the date that hospitality and gastropubs will have to close.

Read more here.

2,006 new cases
30 new deaths

Monday, December 14

In the past week, there have been 2,006 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 76,449.

There was an average of 287 cases per day, up 1 per cent on the previous week.

30 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 2,006, falling 38 per cent on the previous week.

As a result the case growth appears to be relatively stable under level three.

Read more here.

1,986 new cases
48 new deaths

Monday, December 7

In the past week, there have been 1,986 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 74,468.

There was an average of 283 cases per day, up 5 per cent on the previous week.

48 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 2,099, rising 50 per cent on the previous week.

1,884 new cases
32 new deaths

Monday, November 30

In the past week, there have been 1,884 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 72,544.

There was an average of 269 cases per day, down 22 per cent on the previous week.

32 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 2,053, down 25 per cent on the previous week.

2,418 new cases
40 new deaths

Monday, November 23

In the past week, there have been 2,418 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 70,711.

There was an average of 345 cases per day, down from 400 on the previous week.

40 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 2,022, rising 14 per cent on the previous week.

160 patients were hospitalised, down 18 per cent on previous week. 9 new Covid-19 patients were admitted to ICU, half the number in the previous week.

2,799 new cases
38 new deaths

Monday, November 16

In the past week, there have been 2,799 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 68,356.

There was an average of 400 cases per day, down from 429 on the previous week.

38 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 1,984, rising 19 per cent on the previous week.

195 patients were hospitalised, down 9 per cent on previous week. 18 new Covid-19 patients were admitted to ICU, up from 11 in the previous week.

3,003 new cases
32 new deaths

Monday, November 9

In the past week, there have been 3,003 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 65,659.

There was an average of 429 cases per day, down from 681 on the previous week.

32 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 1,948. This is the same number of the previous week.

215 patients were alised, up 20 per cent on previous week. 11 new Covid-19 patients were admitted to ICU, down from 15 the previous week.

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