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A timeline of the crisis in Ireland: the numbers
Updated weekly. Last updated: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

25,473
confirmed cases
1,736
deaths
Decoding the Data
Understanding the numbers behind Covid-19; the pros, cons and caveats.
County Curves Total County Cases

Phase 3 of reopening begins

Monday, June 29

Ireland begins its third phase of lifting lockdown restrictions, bringing forward a number of phased plans to reopen higher risk services that were originally due to be extended until July 20.

Public ammenities such as pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and galleries are allowed to reopen, where social distancing guidelines are retained.

65 new cases
22 new deaths

Monday, June 22 - June 28

In the past week, there have been 65 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 25,438.

There was an average of 9 cases per day.

22 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 1,735.

There was an average of 3 deaths per day.

Ireland scores low for readiness to rollback lockdown

Sunday, June 22

Ireland was slower than many European countries to implement restrictions after the declaration of a global pandemic, while official plans leave the country less prepared to exit them, according to new data from the University of Oxford in England.

Of 27 European countries, Ireland ranked:

9th - scoring 0.8 for case transmission control

16th - scoring 0.6 for test, trace and isolate plans

18th - scoring 0.5 for managing international travellers

1st - scoring 0.8 for community understanding

*Scored on 4 out of 6 of the WHO’s lockdown rollback criteria on a scale of zero to one as of Wednesday, June 24.

65 new cases
22 new deaths

Monday, June 22 - June 28

In the past week, there have been 65 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 25,438.

There was an average of 9 cases per day.

22 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 1,735.

There was an average of 3 deaths per day.

Covid-free counties see new cases

Tuesday, June 16

A number of counties that appeared to be succeeding at “crushing the Covid-19 curve” in the past month have started recording cases again.

Sligo, which had gone 31 days without a new case of Covid-19, recorded one new case last week. A similar trend can be seen in other counties which had recorded long periods without a new infection.

Kerry, for example, had achieved 30 days without a new case before reporting two new cases last Thursday and Friday. Westmeath, which had no new cases for a two-week period since June 6, also confirmed two new infections last Friday.

“It is a cause for concern,” Dr Anthony Staines, professor of public health systems at Dublin City University, said.

97 new cases
14 new deaths

Monday, June 15 - June 21

In the past week, there have been 97 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 25,379.

There was an average of 14 cases per day.

14 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 1,715.

There was an average of 2 deaths per day.

112 new cases
35 new deaths

Monday June 8 - June 14

In the past week, there have been 112 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 25,303.

There was an average of 16 cases per day.

35 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 1,706.

There was an average of 5 deaths per day.

Phase 2 of reopening begins

Monday, June 8

As of today, household visits are allowed (with precautions for those cocooning) and small retail outlets, marts and public libraries reopen.

249 new cases
34 new deaths

Monday, June 1 - June 7

In the past week, there have been 249 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 25,201.

There was an average of 37 cases per day.

34 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 1,679.

There was an average of 5 deaths per day.

379 new cases
52 new deaths

Monday, May 25 - May 31

In the past week, there have been 379 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 25,062.

There was an average of 54 cases per day.

52 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 1,650.

There was an average of 7 deaths per day.

527 new cases
71 new deaths

Monday, May 18 - May 24

In the past week, there have been 527 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 24,639.

There was an average of 75 cases per day.

71 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 1,608.

There was an average of 10 deaths per day.

Phase 1 of reopening begins

Monday, May 18

As of today, outdoor meetings of four are allowed and outdoor work, retailers and ammenities reopen.

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  • 64 new cases
    10 new deaths

    Sunday, May 17

    There have been 64 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 24,112.

    A further 10 deaths were recorded and the total number of fatalities is now 1,543.

    92 new cases
    15 new deaths

    Saturday, May 16

    There have been 92 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 24,048.

    A further 15 deaths were recorded and the total number of fatalities is now 1,533.

    129 new cases
    16 new deaths

    Friday, May 15

    There have been 129 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 23,956.

    A further 16 deaths were recorded and the total number of fatalities is now 1,518.

    426 new cases
    10 new deaths

    Thursday, May 14

    There have been 426 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 23,827.

    A further 10 deaths were recorded and the total number of fatalities is now 1,506.

    159 new cases
    10 new deaths

    Wednesday, May 13

    There have been 159 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 23,401.

    A further 10 deaths were recorded and the total number of fatalities is now 1,497.

    - This is the lowest number of deaths announced in 6 weeks, since March 30.

    - All growth rates have fallen to 1 per cent.

    - A county analysis shows the Northeast is the worst affected per population while counties in the Southeast are the least.

    107 new cases
    24 new deaths

    Tuesday, May 12

    There have been 107 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 23,242.

    A further 24 deaths were recorded and the total number of fatalities is now 1,488.

    139 new cases
    15 new deaths

    Monday, May 11

    There have been 139 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 23,135.

    A further 15 deaths were recorded and the total number of fatalities is now 1,467.

    236 new cases
    12 new deaths

    Sunday, May 10

    There have been 236 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 22,996.

    A further 12 deaths were recorded and the total number of fatalities is now 1,458.

    219 new cases
    18 new deaths

    Saturday, May 9

    There have been 219 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 22,760.

    A further 18 deaths were recorded and the total number of fatalities is now 1,446.

    156 new cases
    27 new deaths

    Friday, May 8

    There have been 156 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 22,541.

    A further 29 deaths were recorded and the total number of fatalities is now 1,429.

    137 new cases
    29 new deaths

    Thursday, May 7

    There have been 137 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 22,385.

    A further 29 deaths were recorded and the total number of fatalities is now 1,403.

    265 new cases
    37 new deaths

    Wednesday, May 6

    There have been 265 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 22,248.

    A further 37 deaths were recorded and the total number of fatalities is now 1,375.

    211 new cases
    23 new deaths

    Tuesday, May 5

    There have been 211 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 21,983.

    A further 23 deaths were recorded and the total number of fatalities is now 1,339.

    The number of ICU beds occupied by Covid patients, a key indicator for the lifting of restrictions, fell by 24 per cent in the past week, from 113 to 91 patients.

    266 new cases
    16 new deaths

    Monday, May 4

    There have been 266 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 21,772.

    A further 16 deaths were recorded and the total number of fatalities is now 1,319.

    330 new cases
    19 new deaths

    Sunday, May 3

    There have been 330 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 21,506.

    A further 19 deaths were recorded and the total number of fatalities is now 1,303.

    343 new cases
    25 new deaths

    Saturday, May 2

    There have been 343 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 21,176.

    A further 25 deaths were recorded and the total number of fatalities is now 1,286.

    221 new cases
    34 new deaths

    Friday, May 1

    There have been 221 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 20,833.

    A further 34 deaths were recorded and the total number of fatalities is now 1,265. The Taoiseach announced a five-step plan to reopen of the country with a phased approach, aiming to enter the final phase by August 10.

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  • 359 new cases
    43 new deaths

    Thursday, April 30

    There have been 359 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 20,612.

    A further 43 deaths were recorded and the total number of fatalities is now 1,232. - Covid-19 patients in critical care fell from 123 to 105 in the past week.

    376 new cases
    31 new deaths

    Wednesday, April 29

    There have been 376 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the overall number to 20,253.

    A further 31 deaths were recorded and the total number of fatalities is now 1,190.

    - 1,470 tests have been carried out, 12 per cent of which were positive.

    - Goal to reach 100,000 tests by the third week of May

    299 new cases
    59 new deaths

    Tuesday, April 28

    A further 299 cases of the disease were announced and the total is now 19,877.

    A total of 59 new deaths were recorded bringing the overall number of those who have died from Covid-19 to 1,159.

    386 new cases
    18 new deaths

    Monday, April 27

    A further 386 cases of the disease were announced and the total is now 19,648.

    A total of 18 new deaths were recorded bringing the overall number of those who have died from Covid-19 to 1,102.

    This is the lowest number of new daily deaths announced in 2 weeks.

    386 new cases
    26 new deaths

    Sunday, April 26

    A further 386 cases of the disease were announced and the total is now 19,262.

    A total of 26 new deaths were recorded bringing the overall number of those who have died from Covid-19 to 1,087.

    An analysis by the Business Post found that movement by the Irish public has increased by 12 percentage points since Easter Sunday.

    377 new cases
    42 new deaths

    Saturday, April 25

    A further 377 cases of the disease were announced and the total is now 18,561.

    A total of 42 new deaths were recorded bringing the overall number of those who have died from Covid-19 to 1,063.

    577 new cases
    37 new deaths

    Friday, April 24

    A further 577 cases of the disease were announced and the total is now 18,184.

    A total of 37 new deaths were recorded bringing the overall number of those who have died from Covid-19 to 829.

    936 new cases
    28 new deaths

    Thursday, April 23

    A further 936 cases of the disease were announced and the total is now 18,184.

    A total of 28 new deaths were recorded bringing the overall number of those who have died from Covid-19 to 794.

    - Reproduction number has fallen to between 0.5 & 0.8.

    - New case numbers are higher than average due to increase in nursing home testing.

    - Growth rate of cases in wider public near 0.

    631 new cases
    49 new deaths

    Wednesday, April 22

    631 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 16,671.

    49 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 were reported to have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 769.

    See our special county curve analysis:

    - Majority of county curves appear to have begun to flatten

    - Dublin has highest average daily confirmed cases (high of 397 early last week - 294 as of Monday).

    - Cork is the second highest case curve, (63 high last week, 35 as of Monday).

    - Louth, Cavan, Limerick and Wicklow amongst counties that have not consistently fallen yet.

    388 new cases
    44 new deaths

    Tuesday, April 21

    388 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 16,040.

    44 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 were reported to have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 730.

    - Daily cases hits three week low

    - Irish fatality curve continues to rise

    - Northern Ireland’s fatality curve plateaus

    401 new cases
    77 new deaths

    Monday, April 20

    401 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 15,652.

    77 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 were reported to have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 687.

    While this was the highest number of deaths announced in a single day to date, Dr. Tony Holohan, the Department of Health's Chief Medical Officer did emphasise that although this was a high daily reported number, deaths announced at press conferences do not necessarily relate to deaths happening in real time and should be 'interpreted with caution'.

    “Sometimes it takes a while for a death to get notified (to the HPSC),” said Dr. Holohan. “Although we were notified of 77 deaths...there is a lag time.”

    He said while the number of new deaths announced today was high, the growth rates - the average increase in new deaths daily - was still decreasing.

    - Previous underestimates of roughly 25% in press briefing figures may have contributed to today's high fatality figure.

    - Key growth rates decline to below 10%

    - 1 in 4 critical care beds are Covid-19 patients

    493* new cases
    39 new deaths

    Sunday, April 19

    493 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 15,251.

    445 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by Irish laboratories while an additional 48 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by a laboratory in Germany, according to the Department of Health.

    39 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 610.

    778* new cases
    41 new deaths

    Saturday, April 18

    778 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 14,758.

    630 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by Irish laboratories while an additional 148 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by a laboratory in Germany, according to the Department of Health.

    41 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 571.

    709* new cases
    44 new deaths

    Friday, April 17

    709 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 13,980.

    597 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by Irish laboratories while an additional 112 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by a laboratory in Germany, according to the Department of Health.

    44 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 530.

    724* new cases
    43 new deaths

    Thursday, April 16

    724 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 13,271.

    629 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by Irish laboratories while an additional 95 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by a laboratory in Germany, according to the Department of Health.

    43 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 486.

    - Estimated 1,000 deaths avoided so far

    - Critical care beds at 56% capacity

    - 6 hospitals with no vacant critical care beds

    1,068* new cases
    38 new deaths

    Wednesday, April 15

    1,068 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 12,547.

    657 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by Irish laboratories while an additional 411 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by a laboratory in Germany, according to the Department of Health.

    38 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 444.

    - ICU admissions growth rate falls to 3%

    - Ireland‘s fatality curve rises again

    - Global confirmed cases exceed 2 million

    832* new cases
    41 new deaths

    Tuesday, April 14

    832 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 11,479.

    548 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by Irish laboratories while an additional 284 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by a laboratory in Germany which reflect cases from weeks ago according to the Department of Health.

    41 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 406.

    -Highest no. of deaths in a single day

    -Key growth rates fall to less than 10%

    -Ireland’s fatality curve drops again by one

    992* new cases
    31 new deaths

    Monday, April 13

    992 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 10,647.

    527 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by Irish laboratories while an additional 465 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by a laboratory in Germany which reflect cases from weeks ago according to the Department of Health.

    31 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 365.



    - Confirmed cases exceed 10,000

    - Growth rates reductions stagnate

    - Fatality curve rises again

    Ireland's daily
    fatality curve
    falls

    Sunday, April 12

    Ireland's daily fatality curve fell by one for the first time in two weeks.

    Case study data provided by the Health Protection Surveillance Center and analysed by the Business Post found that average daily deaths went from 26 to 25 on Friday, April 10.

    This comes after a few days where average daily fatalities have begun to plateau.

    727* new cases
    14 new deaths

    Sunday, April 12

    727 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 9,655.

    430 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by Irish laboratories while an additional 297 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by a laboratory in Germany which reflect cases from weeks ago according to the Department of Health.

    31 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 365.

    Key growth rates decline by up to a third

    Sunday, April 12

    According to an analysis by the Business Post, average growth rates which calculate the rate at which key metrics are increasing dropped to a third of what they were since the lockdown began.

    ICU admissions, which had been growing by a quarter each day, on March 27 fell from an average growth rate of 25 per cent to 7 per cent on Wednesday, April 8.

    The average growth rate of fatalities fell from 45 per cent to 14 per cent in the 12 days since lockdown.


    839* new cases
    33 deaths

    Saturday, April 11

    839 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 8,928.



    553 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by Irish laboratories while an additional 286 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by a laboratory in Germany which reflect cases from weeks ago according to the Department of Health.

    33 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 320.



    Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Today’s figure of 553 represents the largest number of new cases reported in a single day since the start of the outbreak."

    480 new cases
    25 deaths

    Friday, April 10

    480 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 7,054. However a backlog of tests carried out in Germany that were returned on this date means the total number of cases has jumped to 8,089.

    25 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 288.

    500 new cases
    28 deaths

    Thursday, April 9

    500 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 6,574.

    28 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 263.

    Despite 500 new cases today - the highest on record for Ireland - the average 7 day growth rate has remained at 8 per cent over the past three days.
    Today's rise accounts for a daily increase of 37 per cent so the coming days will be important for determining whether today's growth rate is an anomaly or an indication of future rise.

    365 new cases
    35 deaths

    Wednesday, April 8

    365 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 6,074.

    35 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 235.



    The latest data shows that the 7 day average growth rate for ICU admissions grew (+1% to 9%) for the first time in a week.

    Sunday, April 5 saw 25 new admissions and Monday, April 6 saw 30 new admissions, an increase of 15% per day.

    345 new cases
    36 deaths

    Tuesday, April 7

    345 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 5,709.

    36 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 210.



    This was the highest number of deaths in a single day to date.

    370 new cases
    16 deaths

    Monday, April 6

    370 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to .

    16 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 174.



    The average number of daily deaths in Ireland is now 17.

    390 new cases
    21 deaths

    Sunday, April 5

    390 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 4,994.

    21 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 158.



    Dublin has the highest number of cases at 2,490 (56% of all cases) followed by Cork with 343 cases (8%)

    331 new cases
    17 deaths

    Saturday, April 4

    331 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 4,604.

    17 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 137.



    15 deaths were located in the east of the country, 1 in the south and 1 in the west.

    424 new cases
    22 deaths

    Friday, April 3

    424 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 4,273.

    22 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 120.



    402 new cases
    13 deaths

    Thursday, April 2

    402 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 3,849.

    13 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 98.



    The median age of deaths in Ireland is 82.

    212 new cases
    14 deaths

    Wednesday, April 1

    212 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 3,447.

    14 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 84.

    325 new cases
    17 deaths

    Tuesday, March 31

    325 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 3,235.

    17 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland to 71.

    Daily Growth Rate
    is halved

    Monday, March 30

    Ireland's average daily growth rate for confirmed cases of Covid-19 has drastically reduced in the past week.

    Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, welcomed the falling daily growth rates on the release of Monday's figures by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

    “The model reveals that before restrictions were in place, daily growth rate of confirmed cases was at 33%," he said. "This has fallen in recent days to around 15%. But it is still growing and needs to fall further."

    295 new cases
    8 deaths

    Monday, March 30

    295 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 2,910.

    8 deaths were reported - six in the east of the country, one in the south and one in the west. The median age of today's reported deaths was 86.

    The daily increase in the number of cases was 11 per cent with two less deaths reported compared to yesterday.

    200 new cases
    10 deaths

    Sunday, March 29

    200 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 2,615.

    10 deaths were reported - six in the east of the country, three in the north-west and one in the south. The median age of today's reported deaths was 77.

    The daily increase in the number of cases was 8 per cent, the lowest in two weeks, however stricter protocols for testing may have influenced this.

    294 new cases
    14 deaths

    Saturday, March 28

    294 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 2,415.

    14 deaths were reported - all in the east of the country.

    302 new cases
    3 deaths

    Friday, March 27

    302 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 2,121.

    3 deaths were reported - one person in the north-west of the country and two females in the east.

    There was a 17 per cent daily increase in cases since yesterday and a 16 per cent incease in the number of deaths.

    255 new cases
    10 deaths

    Thursday, March 26

    255 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 1,819.
    10 deaths were reported.

    235 new cases
    2 deaths

    Wednesday, March 25

    235 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 1,564.
    Two deaths were reported.

    204 new cases
    1 death

    Tuesday, March 24

    204 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 1,329.
    One death was reported.

    219 new cases
    2 deaths

    Monday, March 23

    219 new cases were confirmed, with the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland rising to 1,125.
    Two deaths were reported.

    "Half a million infected people is the difference that is in all our hands."
    - Tony O'Brien

    Sunday, March 22

    A 20% daily growth rate in the virus would mean 60,000 cases in four weeks whereas a 30% rate would mean 570,000.

    The situation is as stark as it gets, writes Tony O'Brien.

    121 new cases
    1 death

    Sunday, March 22

    121 new cases were confirmed. The total rose to 906 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland and a 4th death was reported.

    The Coronavirus Ireland Podcast:
    The Irish surge

    Sunday, March 22

    In episode three of The Coronavirus Ireland Podcast, Susan Mitchell and Nadine O’Regan discuss the surge in Irish cases and the diff lt triage decisions that HSE staff will face as ICUs reach full capacity.

    102 new cases

    Saturday, March 21

    102 new cases were confirmed, bringing the total to 785 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

    126 new cases

    Friday, March 20

    A further 126 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic, bringin the total to 683.

    The National Public Health Emergency Team said that the median age of the cases recorded up to Wednesday was 44 and that 31 per cent of all those who were confirmed had received hospital treatment.

    191 new cases
    1 death

    Thursday, March 19

    191 new cases were confirmed, a 158 per cent increase on the previous day. The total rose to 557 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland and a third death was reported.

    Irish plans Covid-19 spend of €630 per citizen

    Wednesday, March 18

    Ireland's spending plans for Covid-19 aid were higher than the UK, Italy and the United States, with a €3.1 billion spending package dedicated to dealing with the fallout of the coronavirus crisis.
    The Irish government announced plans to spend €630 per citizen in order to counter the effects of the pandemic.

    74 new cases

    Wednesday, March 18

    74 new cases were confirmed, bringing the total to 366 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

    69 new cases

    Tuesday, March 17

    It was reported that there were 69 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 292 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

    54 new cases

    Monday, March 16

    54 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed, bringing the total in the Republic of Ireland to 223.

    Data later released for cumulative cases as of this date shows a more detailed breakdown of their location, giving the first insights into its spread by county.

    40 new cases

    Sunday, March 15

    The Health Protection Surveillance Centre recorded 40 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the total in the Republic of Ireland to 169.

    163 cases confirmed and 2 deaths in the first fortnight

    February 28 - March 14

    In the two weeks since the initial confirmed case, there were 163 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in the country, with 34 in Northern Ireland, 37 cases in the east, 31 in the South, 3 in the Northwest and 11 in the West.

    On March 11, it was announced that the first Covid-19 patient has passed away. A second death due to the coronavirus was reported three days later on March 14.


    Irish health authorities predict 1.9m people will fall ill with coronavirus.

    Sunday, March 8

    Up to 1.9 million people in Ireland could be infected and become sick with the coronavirus, Susan Mitchell reports.

    Health authorities expect half of this figure to become infected during a short three-week concentrated burst, creating huge pressure on hospitals.


    First case confirmed on the island of Ireland

    Friday, February 28

    The first Covid-19 patient was confirmed in a case involving a woman who had travelled through Dublin to Northern Ireland.

    A second case was confirmed in a man in the east of the country a day later, becoming the first case in the Republic of Ireland.

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