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Tracking Covid-19

A timeline of the crisis in Ireland: the numbers
Updated weekly. Last updated: Monday, January 18, 2020

174,843
confirmed cases
2,616
deaths
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22,404 new cases
268 new deaths

Monday, January 11 - 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, January 4 - 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 21 - 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 14 - 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 7 - 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 1 - 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 24-30

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 16-23

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 9-16

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 2-9

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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