COVID in Ireland: Live updates


Live COVID-19 updates from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

May 31

Update 12:20 pm EST: The Department of Health has announced 378 new cases of the coronavirus, although this figure may change due to future data validation. 

There are currently 111 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 35 requiring intensive care. 

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said earlier on Monday that Ireland’s vaccination portal will open to people aged between 40 and 44 from Wednesday. 

The portal will first open to 44-year-olds on Wednesday before opening to 43-year-olds on Thursday. People aged 42 will be able to register on Friday, while 41 and 40-year-olds will be able to register on Saturday and Sunday respectively. 

More than one million doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in May, while more than 2.7 million doses have been administered since the beginning of Ireland’s vaccination rollout. 

Half of Ireland’s adult population has now received at least one dose of the vaccine while close to 20% of adults have received both doses. 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 39 new cases of the coronavirus and no further deaths as the region’s death toll remains at 2,152.

A total of 1,709,453 doses of the vaccine have now been administered in Northern Ireland. 

Only limited coronavirus figures were available in Northern Ireland due to the Bank Holiday. 

May 30 

Update 9:40 am EST: The Department of Health has announced 374 new cases of the coronavirus, although this figure may change due to future data validation. 

There are currently 99 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 35 requiring intensive care. 

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that Ireland’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout is progressing “really well” and that roughly 2.7 million doses of the have now been administered in the country. 

Reid said that close to 50% of the adult population have now received at least one dose of the vaccine and said that almost 20% of people had received both doses. 

He said that 2.5 million people would be fully vaccinated by the middle of July. 

Reid added that almost 100% of people over the age of 80 had been vaccinated and that there were no fresh outbreaks in nursing homes. 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 63 new cases of the virus and no further deaths as the region’s death toll remains at 2,153. 

A total of 1,702,304 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Northern Ireland. 

Only limited COVID-19 figures are released in Northern Ireland on weekends. 

May 29

Update 11 am EST: The Department of Health has announced 464 new cases of the coronavirus, although this figure may change due to future data validation.

There are currently 90 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 35 requiring intensive care. 

Current COVID data is limited due to a cyberattack on the HSE IT system earlier in May. 

More than 300,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine are expected to be administered in Ireland next week. 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 68 new cases of the virus and one additional death. 

A total of 1,695,321 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Northern Ireland.

May 28

Update 3:20 pm EST: Virgin Media News political correspondent Gavan Reilly is this evening reporting that the US is among the countries being removed from Ireland’s mandatory hotel quarantine list with immediate effect. Stay tuned for updates.

🛬 REMOVED from mandatory hotel quarantine list this evening, with immediate effect:

🇧🇪 Belgium
🇫🇷 France
🇱🇺 Luxembourg
🇺🇸 United States of America

This now means all EU arrivals are exempt from MHQ. @VirginMediaNews


— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) May 28, 2021

Update 2:25 pm EST: Taoiseach Micheál Martin today announced the changes that will come into effect in the coming months surrounding Ireland’s public health restrictions. You can learn more here.

Update 1:25 pm EST: Due to ongoing disruptions to Ireland’s Health Service Executive’s (HSE’s) IT system, new COVID figures and data are limited.

As of 6 pm GMT today in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 467 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed
  • this number of cases may change due to future data validation
  • 99 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 38 are in ICU

Update 1:05 pm EST: Taoiseach Micheal Martin is delivering a live address regarding the further relaxation of restrictions in the Republic of Ireland:

WATCH: Taoiseach announcement on the further reopening of society and the economy during the summer months. | Read more: https://t.co/r7pk610qt9 https://t.co/Gi5CuX8iDO


— RTÉ News (@rtenews) May 28, 2021

Update 11:00 am EST: 75 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 122,507 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date,1,002,359 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 518 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

For the tenth day in a row, no COVID-related deaths have been reported today in Northern Ireland; the death toll in the region remains at 2,152.

As of May 28, 1,686,410 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 1,037,892 were first doses and 648,518 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has today published answers to some frequently asked questions regarding travel. You can read them here.

May 27

Update 1:45 pm EST: Due to ongoing disruptions to Ireland’s Health Service Executive’s (HSE’s) IT system, new COVID figures and data are limited.

As of 5:30 pm GMT today in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 436 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed
  • this number of cases may change due to future data validation
  • 101 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 39 are in ICU

The Department of Health has also published updated COVID-19 case numbers for May 15 – May 26, 2021

Ireland’s Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said today that by the end of the week, half of Ireland’s adult population will have received as least their first vaccination shot:

A truly national effort. Despite the challenges with supply and the criminal attack on IT systems, by the end of this week we will have half our adult population with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. @HSELive @AmbulanceNAS @defenceforces #ForUsAll pic.twitter.com/dptUeSHgQi


— Stephen Donnelly (@DonnellyStephen) May 27, 2021

Update 10:55 am EST: 84 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 122,432 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date,1,000,359 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 525 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

For the ninth day in a row, no COVID-related deaths have been reported today in Northern Ireland; the death toll in the region remains at 2,152.

As of May 27, 1,674,026 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 1,034,143 were first doses and 639,883 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

The vaccination programme in Northern Ireland will today open for everyone aged 18 and over.

Health Minister Robin Swann said: “I am delighted that our vaccination programme is now open to all adults in Northern Ireland. I know this will be very welcome news for young people who have been waiting patiently for their turn to get the jab.

“Today’s announcement is another important milestone in the drive to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as we can, so that we can see a return to normality. The tremendous success of the vaccination programme has brought great hope and has helped to enable the recent further easing of restrictions. The expansion of the vaccination programme, well ahead of schedule, to everyone aged 18 and over is testament to the hard work and dedication of all those involved in delivering the vaccine throughout Northern Ireland.”

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Michael McBride, added: “I know that many young people will be very keen to book their jab now that they’re eligible for vaccination. It’s important to understand that while the risk of severe disease is lower in young people, some may become very ill and, of course, they can pass on the virus to others who may be more vulnerable.

“We’re dealing with the emergence of new variants and we all have a part to play in keeping each other safe. I would urge everyone aged 18 and over to book a slot for vaccination, including those in older age groups who have not yet stepped forward. Together we can make a difference.”

May 26

Update 1:40 pm EST: Due to ongoing disruptions to Ireland’s Health Service Executive’s (HSE’s) IT system, new COVID figures and data are limited.

As of 5:30 pm GMT today in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 448 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed
  • this number of cases may change due to future data validation
  • 99 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 41 are in ICU

The Department of Health has also today published updated COVID-19 case numbers for May 15 – May 26, 2021

Update 11:10 am EST: 66 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 122,348 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 998,143 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 540 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

For the eighth day in a row, no COVID-related deaths have been reported today in Northern Ireland; the death toll in the region remains at 2,152.

As of May 26, 1,660,981 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 1,030,811 were first doses and 630,170 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health Robin Swann today said:  “The successful roll-out of our vaccination programme continues, with over 70% of our adult population having now received their first dose and over 40% fully vaccinated.

“We need to maintain this momentum and I plan to announce the programme extension’s to 18-24 year olds in the very near future.

“Alongside vaccination, contact tracing, testing and self-isolation following a positive test remain the cornerstones of our ongoing public health response.

“I would again appeal to the public to work with us and keep playing their part in preventing the spread of the virus. That’s how we keep each other safe and protect the hard-won progress we have achieved.”

May 25

Update 1:05 pm EST: Due to ongoing disruptions to Ireland’s Health Service Executive’s (HSE’s) IT system, new COVID figures and data are limited.

As of 5:15 pm GMT today in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 365 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed
  • this number of cases may change due to future data validation
  • 103 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 41 are in ICU

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said today in a tweet that 2.5 million COVID vaccine doses will have been administered by the end of today:

Informed by @HSELive that 2.5 million doses of the #CovidVaccine will have been given out by the end of today.

A fantastic effort by all staff, volunteers and GPs involved in Ireland’s vaccine rollout.


— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) May 25, 2021

Update 11:25 am EST: 75 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 122,282 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 995,746 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 583 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

For the seventh day in a row, no COVID-related deaths have been reported today in Northern Ireland; the death toll in the region remains at 2,152.

As of May 25, 1,647,207 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 1,026,443were first doses and 620,764 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

May 24

Update 1:05 pm EST: Due to ongoing disruptions to Ireland’s Health Service Executive’s (HSE’s) IT system, new COVID figures and data are limited.

As of 5:15 pm GMT today in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 345 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed
  • this number of cases may change due to future data validation
  • 127 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 44 are in ICU

Update 11:55 am EST: Northern Ireland has relaxed more of its COVID regulations from today, May 24. You can see what regulations are now in effect here via NI Direct.

Update 11:45 am EST: 53 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 122,207 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 993,620 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 617 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

For the sixth day in a row, no COVID-related deaths have been reported today in Northern Ireland; the death toll in the region remains at 2,152.

As of May 24, 1,634,089 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 1,022,025 were first doses and 612,064 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

From today, more restrictions are being eased across Northern Ireland. Health Minister Robin Swann urged people to enjoy the easing of restrictions responsibly:

Health Minister Robin Swann has said a “huge collective effort” has brought Northern Ireland to the point where #COVID19 restrictions can be significantly eased. pic.twitter.com/tEAdxUvBH8


— Department of Health (@healthdpt) May 24, 2021

Also today, Northern Ireland provided an update on inbound travel into the region:

If you’re travelling to Northern Ireland from abroad, please ensure you know what is legally required of you.

Keep up to date with the latest travel advice and requirements at:
https://t.co/IsjXNzOoq7 pic.twitter.com/i71aXsYYji


— Department of Health (@healthdpt) May 24, 2021

May 23

Update 12:30 pm EST: The Department of Health has announced 438 cases of the coronavirus with case numbers subject to change due to the disruption caused by the HSE cyberattack last week. 

Due to ongoing disruptions to Ireland’s Health Service Executive’s (HSE’s) IT system, new COVID figures and data are limited.

There are currently 116 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 43 people requiring intensive care. 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 77 new cases of the virus over the past 24 hours. 

The Department announced no further deaths for the fifth day in a row as Northern Ireland’s death toll remained at 2,152. 

A total of 1,624,053 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Northern Ireland to date. 

Only limited figures are released in Northern Ireland over the weekend. 

May 22

Update 12:10 pm EST: The Department of Health has announced 381 new cases of the coronavirus, although daily case numbers may change due to future data validation. 

Due to ongoing disruptions to Ireland’s Health Service Executive’s (HSE’s) IT system, new COVID figures and data are limited.

There are currently 110 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 42 people requiring intensive care. 

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly announced on Saturday that six nations had been removed from Ireland’s mandatory hotel quarantine list. Travellers from Georgia, Andorra, Kuwait, Mongolia, Nigeria, and Puerto Rico were taken off the list, meaning that they no longer have to quarantine in a hotel when they arrive in Ireland. 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 82 new cases of the virus over the past 24 hours. 

The Department announced no further COVID-19-related deaths as Northern Ireland’s death toll remained at 2,152. 

A total of 1,616,351 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland to date. 

Only limited figures are released in Northern Ireland over the weekend. 

May 21

Update 11:55 am EST: Due to ongoing disruptions to Ireland’s Health Service Executive’s (HSE’s) IT system, new COVID figures and data are limited.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 524 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Daily case numbers may change due to future data validation.

As of 8 am today, 107 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 38 are in ICU. There have been 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

People aged 47 and older can now register for their COVID vaccine in the Republic of Ireland.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said today: “NPHET is closely monitoring variants of concern, and are concerned about possible higher transmissibility of the so-called Indian variant and its spread in other countries as well as early reports of its impact on vaccine effectiveness.

“The public are keeping the disease under control and the HSE is increasing the number of people vaccinated every day. But the variant may nevertheless pose a risk to the progress we have made. NPHET will keep a close eye on this as we move towards the end of May and consider the advice we need to provide to Government on any further easing of restrictions.”

Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group said today: “Despite recent challenges to the Health Service’s IT systems, we continue to monitor key indicators of the disease in Ireland. The number of people hospitalised and in ICU are stable, the daily incidence is stable and the amount of people protected through vaccination continues to grow.

“We have confidence that if we can continue to limit transmission of COVID-19 through our individual behaviour and compliance to public health advice, the vaccination effect will lead us to further easing of measures in the near future.”

Dr. Cillian de Gascun, Medical Virologist and Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory, said today: “The B.1.617.2 variant continues to increase, with 72 cases currently identified in Ireland. Given the size of our unvaccinated population and the apparent transmissibility of this variant, we would encourage people to remain vigilant and to continue to adhere to the public health guidance as the vaccine programme rolls out.”

Dr. Siobhán Ni Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist and Integrated Care Lead, HSE, said today: “While evidence around Long Covid continues to emerge, we do know that a cohort of the population exposed to COVID-19 are experiencing symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath, and other side effects months after their initial diagnosis. COVID-19 is a novel virus, it is unpredictable and so I would encourage our younger population awaiting vaccination to keep following the public health advice and avoid any risk of Long Covid related illness.”

Professor Pete Lunn, Behavioural Research Unit, ESRI, said today: “Our Social Activity Measure has recorded increases in multiple forms of social activity: there are more people going to work, more visits to homes, individuals meeting with more people from outside their household, and higher numbers of close contacts. This is to be expected as restrictions lift.

“However, the data also reveal that these increases are much stronger among people who have been vaccinated. Most people who are not yet vaccinated are continuing to be cautious. Our data are consistent with the majority of people waiting until they are vaccinated before increasing their activity again.”

Update 11:20 am EST: 84 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 121,995 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 988,702 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 597 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

For the third day in a row, no COVID-related deaths have been reported today in Northern Ireland; the death toll in the region remains at 2,152.

As of May 21, 1,604,801 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 1,011,836 were first doses and 592,965 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

May 20

Update 1:55 pm EST: Due to ongoing disruptions to Ireland’s Health Service Executive’s (HSE’s) IT system, new COVID figures and data are limited.

  • 469 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed
  • this number of cases may change due to future data validation
  • 103 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 38 are in ICU

Due to the current disruption of the HSE IT system, the updates to the GeoHive COVID-19 Hub are paused until further notice. 

As of last Tuesday (11 May) there have been 1,922,913 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 1,408,105 people have received their first dose
  • 514,808 people have received their second dose

Update 11:35 am EST: 90 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 121,911 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 985,965 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 598 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

For the second day in a row, no COVID-related deaths have been reported today in Northern Ireland; the death toll in the region remains at 2,152.

As of May 20, 1,592,566 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 1,008,589 were first doses and 583,977 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

From today, the vaccine programme in Northern Ireland will open for those aged 25 to 29.

Health Minister Robin Swann said: “This announcement today will be welcome news for those within the age range and is a further testament to the successful delivery of the vaccination programme in Northern Ireland.  Vaccination is vital in helping us move through this pandemic and there is no doubt that there are people in Northern Ireland alive today because they have been vaccinated.

 “Next week we will see further easing of restrictions with the re-opening of licenced and unlicensed premises indoors, the remainder of tourist accommodation and the further relaxation to the rules over visiting indoors.  This has been made possible because of the success of the vaccination programme and the majority of people acting on the public health advice.  I appeal to everyone who is eligible for the vaccine to book an appointment. I know there are some younger people that think they don’t need the vaccine but we have seen what this virus can do and with variants now in the mix we all need to protect ourselves and those around us.”

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Michael McBride added: “While the risk of severe disease is lower in younger people, some may get very sick.  There is much we still have to learn about this virus and post COVID syndrome or “long COVID”, which can be very debilitating for some. In making the decision to get the vaccine you are protecting not only yourself, but also those that matter to you. Every vaccine really does bring us closer, together.”    

May 19

Update 1:30 pm EST: Due to ongoing disruptions to Ireland’s Health Service Executive’s (HSE’s) IT system, new COVID figures and data are limited.

  • 503 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed
  • this number of cases may change due to future data validation
  • 101 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 38 are in ICU

As of last Tuesday (11 May), there have been 1,922,913 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 1,408,105 people have received their first dose
  • 514,808 people have received their second dose

From today, all people in the Republic of Ireland aged 49 and older can register for their COVID vaccine.

Today registration for the COVID-19 vaccine begins for all those aged 49 – including if previously in another group (HCW, very high risk or high risk) and haven’t received an appointment. Register at https://t.co/WqhJtKy6fN or HSE Live on 1850 24 1850. pic.twitter.com/c17v2xKdHV


— Stephen Donnelly (@DonnellyStephen) May 19, 2021

Update 12:15 pm EST: 107 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 121,821 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 983,390 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 614 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

No COVID-related deaths have been reported today in Northern Ireland; the death toll in the region remains at 2,152.

As of May 19, 1,579,129 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 1,004,070 were first doses and 575,059 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

May 18

Update 1:20 pm EST: Due to ongoing disruptions to Ireland’s Health Service Executive’s (HSE’s) IT system, new COVID figures and data are limited.

  • 358 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed
  • this number of cases may change due to future data validation
  • 102 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 39 are in ICU

Due to the current disruption of the HSE IT system, the updates to the GeoHive COVID-19 Hub are paused until further notice. 

As of last Tuesday (11 May) there have been 1,922,913 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 1,408,105 people have received their first dose
  • 514,808 people have received their second dose

Update 11:30 am EST: 104 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 121,714 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 980,681 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 610 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

Two COVID-related deaths have been reported today in Northern Ireland bringing the death toll in the region to 2,152. One of the newly reported deaths occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am May 17 – 10 am May 18, while the other occurred outside of the current reporting period.

As of May 18, 1,568,045 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 1,000,928 were first doses and 567,117 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health today confirmed that over one million people in Northern Ireland have now received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose.

It means that almost 70% of the adult population has now received their first dose.

Commenting on the milestone, Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health Robin Swann said: “I cannot praise our vaccination programme too highly. It is a massive logistical undertaking and I have seen up close the dedication and the long hours that have been invested in making it work.

“Vaccination saves lives. It is vital to our hopes of a better summer and of continuing progress against the virus. It has been central to the progress we have made.

“I would again urge everyone to get their first and second jabs when their turn comes. I am certainly looking forward to getting my second AstraZeneca jab in the coming weeks.”

Health Minister Robin Swann ‘I cannot praise our vaccination programme enough – it is saving lives’ 👏👏

Over 1️⃣ MILLION people have now received a vaccine dose in Northern Ireland. pic.twitter.com/IcqBpgeSrB


— Department of Health (@healthdpt) May 18, 2021

May 17

Update 1:15 pm EST: Due to ongoing disruptions to Ireland’s Health Service Executive’s (HSE’s) IT system, new COVID figures and data are limited.

  • 360 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed
  • this number of cases may change due to future data validation
  • 110 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 42 are in ICU

As of last Tuesday (11 May) there have been 1,922,913 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 1,408,105 people have received their first dose
  • 514,808 people have received their second dose

Update 11:40 am EST: 82 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 121,610 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 978,259 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 616 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

One COVID-related death has been reported today in Northern Ireland bringing the death toll in the region to 2,150. The newly reported death occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am May 16 – 10 am May 17.

As of May 17, 1,556,832 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 997,605 were first doses and 559,227 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

May 16

Update 11:40 am EST: The Department has confirmed 802 new cases of the coronavirus over the past two days, 

The HSE said yesterday that daily COVID-19 figures were not available due to the cyberattack on the HSE’s IT system on Friday morning. 

Of the 802 new cases, 447 were reported before midnight on Friday, while 355 were reported before midnight on Saturday. 

The Department of Health said that the figures reported today may change due to future data validation. 

There are currently 109 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 42 requiring intensive care. 

Meanwhile, people aged between 40 and 49 will be able to register for their COVID-19 vaccine next week and the HSE expects to begin administering vaccines to that age group by the end of May. 

Earlier on Sunday, the Northern Ireland Department of Health announced 109 new cases and no further COVID-related deaths. 

Northern Ireland’s death toll remains at 2,149. 

A total of 1,548,336 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Northern Ireland, with 995,905 people receiving their first dose and 552,431 people receiving both doses.

May 14

Update 11:30 am EST: There have been 425 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 254,870, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 5 confirmed cases. The figure of 254,870 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 202 are men and 223 are women
  • 78% are under 45 years of age
  • 4% are over 65 years of age
    the median age is 29 years old

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 4 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths notified today:

  • 2 occurred in May
  • 1 occurred in February
  • 1 occurred in January

There has been a total of 4,941 COVID-19 related deaths in the Republic of Ireland.

As of Tuesday, May 11, there have been 1,922,913 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 1,408,105 people have received their first dose
  • 514,808 people have received their second dose

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, said today: “Many of us have fond memories of our time in school, particularly the traditional celebrations that mark the formal end of in-school learning like graduation ceremonies for sixth-year students. I am aware that this is an important time in the lives of young adults as they take a break from studying for an evening to celebrate with friends.

“Unfortunately, this year, it is not possible for events of this nature to take place. It is very important that all students preparing to sit state exams in June take the necessary precautions now to ensure you do not contract COVID-19, particularly in the last remaining days before the commencement of the Leaving Cert. Do not attend graduation ceremonies or events. Take this time to restrict your social contacts and continue to follow the public health advice.”

Dr. Abigail Collins, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, HSE, said today: “Schools have been advised that they should not have end of year graduation ceremonies for sixth year students in whole year groups or facilitate the attendance of parents or other family members either on the school premises or in any other locations.

“It is very important not to carry out any activities that may put sixth year students at risk of exposure to COVID-19. Schools are also asked to strongly encourage students to act responsibly and not to attend any social events or gatherings which greatly increase the risk of spreading COVID-19.”

Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said today: “The profile of COVID-19 in Ireland is generally stable with grounds for optimism. Disease incidence is stable and we are seeing improvements in some indicators. Hospital and ICU admissions are decreasing slowly, the 7 day moving average is reduced, the 5-day moving average is stable, the national positivity rate has reduced to 2.4% and incidence among all age groups is reducing.

“The data also reveals the positive effects of vaccination, not only incidence in the over 65 age groups below the national average and rapidly declining, but we are seeing a very large descrepancy in the probability of being hospitalised or dying. It is clear that vaccination not only decreases infection but also decreases the severity of any disease that breaks through.”

Dr Cillian de Gascun, Medical Virologist and Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory, said today: “While it’s important to remain vigilant in emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants, current evidence indicates that the vaccines we have are very effective against all currently circulating variants so we would encourage everyone to get vaccinated when offered the opportunity.”

Update 11:20 am EST: 96 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 121,419 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 973,713 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 676 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

No COVID-related deaths were reported today in Northern Ireland; the death toll in the region remains at 2,149.

As of May 14, 1,530,025 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 992,682 were first doses and 537,343 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

May 13

Update 1:40 pm EST: There have been 456 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 254,450, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 19 confirmed cases. The figure of 254,450 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 233 are men and 223 are women
  • 81% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 27 years old
  • 189 in Dublin, 52 in Cork, 49 in Donegal, 39 in Kildare, 17 in Galway, and the remaining 110 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8 am today, 111 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 36 are in ICU. There have been 11 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 6,159 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on May 12. The 14-day (ending at midnight on May 12) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 129.3. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to May 12 is 435.4. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 0 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,937 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. 

As of Tuesday, May 11, there have been 1,922,913 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 1,408,105 people have received their first dose
  • 514,808 people have received their second dose

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, said today: “Our key objective remains to follow the public health advice in our daily activities as we continue to chart our way through this pandemic.

“I would encourage people who have been vaccinated, to safely resume your lives, mindful of the guidelines. For those awaiting vaccination, the many choices we make to stick with the public health advice will keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.”

Update 11:35 am EST: 99 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 121,323 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 971,415 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 658 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

One COVID-related death was reported in Northern Ireland today bringing the death toll in the region to 2,149. The newly reported death occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am May 12 – 10 am May 13.

As of May 13, 1,515,760 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 989,569 were first doses and 526,191 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

May 12

Update 1:10 pm EST: There have been 448 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 254,013, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 confirmed cases. The figure of 254,013 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 213 are men and 230 are women
  • 78% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 29 years old
  • 229 in Dublin, 38 in Meath, 35 in Kildare, 34 in Cork, 16 in Limerick, and the remaining 96 cases are spread across 16 other counties

As of 8 am today, 109 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 34 are in ICU. There have been 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 6,175 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on May 11. The 14-day (ending at midnight on May 11) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 129.7. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to May 11 is 425.6. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths notified today:

  • 3 occurred in March
  • 2 occurred in February
  • 3 occurred in January or earlier

The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 40 – 92 years. There has been a total of 4,937 COVID-19 related deaths in the Republic of Ireland.

As of Monday, May 10, there have been 1,882,635 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 1,376,583 people have received their first dose
  • 506,052 people have received their second dose

Update 11:20 am EST: 113 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 121,224 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 968,619 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 644 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

No COVID-related deaths have been reported in Northern Ireland today. The death toll in the region remains at 2,148.

As of May 12, 1,501,023 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 986,008 were first doses and 515,015 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

Speaking on International Nurses’ Day, Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Robin Swann has thanked Northern Ireland’s nursing workforce: “During this pandemic we have seen, and the world has seen the fundamental role that nurses play in our health service. As Health Minister, I have been inspired by the profession’s response to both COVID and non-COVID services.

“Despite facing many challenges, nurses across all settings continued to deliver expert care to their patients. I have not only seen this for myself, but have also heard from others time and time again of instances where nurses have gone above and beyond. On behalf of everyone in Northern Ireland, I want to thank nurses and nursing assistants for all that you do every day.”

Minister Swann continued: “Last week I had the privilege of joining a video call with nurses from across Northern Ireland. Again I was humbled by the calibre of nurses we have working in our health service. They shared with me some of the challenges they faced over the last year but also how rewarding they have found their chosen career and how the success of our vaccination programme has instilled a strong sense of hope for the future.

“Of course nurses are at the very heart of our vaccination programme. On 8 December 2020, Joanna Sloan, a Sister in the Royal Victoria Hospital became the first person in Northern Ireland to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and nurses have remained instrumental to the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme ever since.”

May 11

Update 1:35 pm EST: There have been 379 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 253,567, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed case. The figure of 253,567 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 190 are men and 185 are women
  • 77% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 29 years old
  • 171 in Dublin, 28 in Kildare, 27 in Donegal, 24 in Limerick, 22 in Cork, and the remaining 107 cases are spread across 18 other counties

As of 8 am today, 117 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 34 are in ICU. There have been 20 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 6,099 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on May 10. The 14-day (ending at midnight on May 10) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 128.1. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020, when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to May 10 is 422. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 9 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,929 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 4,929 confirmed deaths reflects this.)

As of Sunday, May 9, there have been 1,848,747 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 1,347,561 people have received their first dose
  • 501,186 people have received their second dose

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health said today: “This week is a hopeful week and one that we have all been looking forward to. We have gotten to this point by working together in following the public health advice and reducing incidence of disease in our communities.

“We need to continue to focus on the measures that we know can protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19 – we can plan to meet friends and family where it is safe to do so and those who have been vaccinated can have confidence in their vaccine. They are now able to get out and about and enjoy the benefits of the vaccine.

“The two primary targets as we try to exit the pandemic are vaccination and low transmission. If we can keep cases low and continue to vaccinate as many people as possible, we will find ourselves in a very different risk environment where we can see further easing of measures. Our task now is to keep the disease under control by following the basic measures and taking up our vaccine when it is offered to us.”

Update 11:05 am EST: 89 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 121,111 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 966,537 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 638 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There has been one COVID-related death reported today in Northern Ireland, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,148. The newly reported death occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am May 10 – 10 am May 11.

As of May 11, 1,485,125 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 982,038 were first doses and 503,087 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health today welcomed the news that more than half a million second vaccine doses have been administered in the region.

Health Minister Robin Swann said: “It is hugely encouraging to see so many people already benefitting from the longer and stronger protection provided by second doses.

“It is vital that people keep coming forward for their first and second doses when their turn comes.”

The Minister added: “We all owe a great debt of gratitude to everyone involved in the vaccination programme.

“The availability of the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines has played a huge role in our battle against COVID-19.

“While we must never be complacent about the virus, we can also celebrate the progress we are making.”

May 10

Update 1:10 pm EST: There have been 381 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 253,189, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed case. The figure of 253,189 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 192 are men and 188 are women
  • 77% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 31 years old
  • 188 in Dublin, 39 in Donegal, 30 in Kildare, 13 in Limerick, 13 in Cork, 13 in Tipperary, 13 in Westmeath and the remaining 72 cases are spread across 15 other counties

As of 8 am today, 124 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 31 are in ICU. There have been 15 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 6,144 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on May 9. The 14-day (ending at midnight on May 9) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 129. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to May 9 is 425.4. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of no additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,921 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of Saturday, May 8, there have been 1,827,610 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 1,327,821 people have received their first dose
  • 499,789 people have received their second dose

New public health guidance comes into effect from today in the Republic of Ireland:

  • Travel: You can travel between counties in Ireland
  • Visitors to your garden: Maximum of 3 households or 6 people from any number of households
  • Outdoor gatherings: Maximum 15 people
  • Outdoor training: Maximum 15 people
  • Retail: Click and collect, in-store by appointment only, and outdoor retail can recommence
  • Personal services (hairdressers, barbers, beauticians): Can reopen for customers with appointments only
  • Galleries, museums, libraries, and other cultural attractions: Can reopen
  • Funerals: Maximum 50 mourners at service. No other events to take place
  • Weddings: Maximum 50 guests at service. Maximum 6 guests at indoor reception or 15 outdoors
  • Public transport: Public transport will run at 50 percent capacity
  • Property viewings: By appointment only with licensed Property Service Providers
  • Stationary mobile homes and caravans: You can travel between counties in Ireland to your stationary mobile home or caravan if you are the owner of the mobile home or caravan
  • Vaccine bonus: If you are vaccinated – you can visit other households indoors

Update 11:20 am EST: 76 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 121,022 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 964,502 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 639 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been no COVID-related deaths reported today in Northern Ireland. The death toll in the region remains at 2,147.

As of May 10, 1,470,135 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 976,582 were first doses and 493,553 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

A new public information campaign to further boost the vaccination drive has been unveiled today in Northern Ireland. It aims to maintain strong take-up rates in the weeks ahead, helping the vaccination programme to achieve its goal of protecting adults of all ages from the virus.

It has been timed to hit the airwaves as the vaccination programme starts reaching younger age groups – the uptake statistics show that almost 50% of the 30-39-year-olds have already taken up the opportunity to be vaccinated.

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health also announced today: “Following advice from the Joint Biosecurity Centre and in the light of the most recent data, the UK Chief Medical Officers and NHS England National Medical Director agree that the UK alert level should move from level 4 to level 3.” 

You can view the current restrictions in Northern Ireland here.

May 9 

Update 1:10 pm EST: The Department of Health has announced 514 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in Ireland to 252,809. 

The Department also announced two further COVID-19-related deaths as Ireland’s death toll rose to 4,921. 

There are currently 116 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 31 requiring intensive care. 

Of the cases announced today, 75% are under the age of 45, while the median age is 28 years old. 

As of May 7, 1,799,190 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland, with 1,305,178 people receiving their first dose and 494,012 people receiving both doses. 

A total of 52,000 doses of the vaccine were administered on Friday – an Irish record – and Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said that the country was on course to administer 230,000 doses this week. 

Donnelly told RTÉ’s “This Week” that up to 450,000 doses of the vaccine will be administered on a weekly basis in June. 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health reported 98 new cases of the virus, taking the total number of infections in the region to 120,946. 

The Department announced no further COVID deaths as Northern Ireland’s death toll remained at 2,147. 

A total of 1,460,425 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Northern Ireland. 

There have now been 373,755 cases of the virus between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic in addition to 7,068 deaths. 

May 8

Update 12:10 pm EST: The Department of Health has announced 408 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in Ireland to 252,303. 

The Department also announced one further COVID-19-related death as Ireland’s death toll rose to 4,919. 

There are currently 110 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 33 patients requiring intensive care. 

Irish COVID hospitalizations have dropped to their lowest rate since September and HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid said that current hospital figures were “encouraging”.

“We now have a proven and winning combination, the vaccination programme and public support for public health measures,” Reid said on Twitter. 

Of the cases announced today, 205 were men, 202 were women, and 77% were under the age of 45.

As of May 6, 1,746,912 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland, with 1,267,167 people receiving their first dose and 479,745 people receiving both doses. 

Ireland’s five-day moving average currently stands at 406, down slightly from 411 this time last month. 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health confirmed 81 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in the region to 120,848. 

The Department confirmed no additional COVID-related deaths as Northern Ireland’s death toll remained at 2,147. 

There have now been 373,151 cases of the virus since the outbreak of the pandemic in addition to 7,066 deaths. 

May 7

Update 12:00 pm EST: There have been 434 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 251,904, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 4 confirmed cases. The figure of 251,904 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 221 are men and 212 are women
  • 80% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 31 years old
  • 197 in Dublin, 44 in Cork, 34 in Kildare, 20 in Limerick, 20 in Meath and the remaining 119 cases are spread across 16 other counties

As of 8 am today, 126 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 34 are in ICU. There have been 15 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 6178 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on May 6. The 14-day (ending at midnight on May 6) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 129.7. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to May 6 is 416. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 4 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,918 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of Wednesday, May 5, there have been 1,700,538 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 1,233,067 people have received their first dose
  • 467,471 people have received their second dose

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health said today: “Next week we will see many more businesses open which means employees and customers will return to work and our economy will begin to restart in earnest. This is a very positive sign and a testament to the hard work of the vast majority in suppressing incidence of disease in our communities.

“It is extremely important that business owners, employees, and customers take great care and review safety protocols and practices and ensure to consider all the actions we can all take as individuals to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

“Only return to the workplace if it is necessary to do so. Continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing, good hand hygiene, and cough etiquette. If you feel unsafe in a crowded environment feel empowered to turn around and go home.

“If you are a business owner or an employer, remember that you have a duty of care to those that work for you. Reopening responsibly will help to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 spreading amongst your staff in the workplace and ensure we all have the opportunity to enjoy the new social and economic activities available to us from May 10.”

Dr. Ray Walley, General Practitioner, said today: “General practices are extremely busy at the moment dealing with COVID and non-COVID care as well as continuing to administer COVID-19 vaccines.

“GPs continue to administer COVID-19 vaccines as per the National Vaccination Programme, this means that those aged 70 and over and those that are clinically vulnerable between the ages of 50 – 59 are eligible to receive a vaccine from their GP.

“I would encourage anyone who has been called to register for their vaccine to do so on the HSE portal.”

Update 10:50 am EST: 65 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 120,767 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 959,368 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 599 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There has been one COVID-related death reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,147. The newly reported death occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am May 6 – 10 am May 7.

As of May 7, 1,436,817 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 963,315 were first doses and 473,502 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has today announced updates to its vaccination programme. From Monday, May 10:

  • People aged 40 plus can book Astra Zeneca first dose appointments at the SSE Arena vaccination centre and community pharmacies.
  • People aged 30-39 can book their Pfizer first dose appointments at the other regional Trust vaccination centres across NI.
  • People aged 30-39 can choose to make an informed decision to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine from participating community pharmacies if that is what they prefer or if they decide they would rather not wait to receive an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine.
  • Anyone aged under 40 already booked for their first vaccine at one of the Trust centres, including the SSE Arena, will have this appointment honoured – with the Pfizer vaccine.
  • Anyone of any age who has received an Astra Zeneca first dose should proceed with their second dose of Astra Zeneca. That’s unless they had an extreme adverse reaction to the first dose.

May 6

Update 2:15 pm EST: There have been 393 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 251,474, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 6 confirmed cases. The figure of 251,474 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 175 are men and 211 are women
  • 79% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 28 years old
  • 173 in Dublin, 42 in Cork, 34 in Kildare, 26 in Donegal, 15 in Meath and the remaining 103 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8 am today, 131 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 36 are in ICU. There have been 16 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 6,178 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on May 5. The 14-day (ending at midnight on May 5) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 129.7. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to May 5 is 410. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths notified today:

  • 3 occurred in May
  • 2 occurred in March
  • 3 occurred in February or earlier

The median age of those who died was 79 years and the age range was 55 – 97 years. There has been a total of 4,921 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 deaths. The figure of 4,921 confirmed deaths reflects this.)

As of Tuesday, May 4, there have been 1,655,866 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 1,201,373 people have received their first dose
  • 454,493 people have received their second dose

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said today: “We all want the easing of restrictions next week to be a significant turning point in this pandemic. We have worked so hard to reduce the spread of this disease. More than 30% of adults have now been vaccinated with one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Ireland and it is time to feel hopeful and to start planning our summer.

“The choices we make now are vital to minimise the incidence of COVID-19 throughout May and June. Prioritise being outside and avoid crowds. Know the symptoms – self-isolate immediately and phone your GP if you have them. By protecting yourself, you are protecting everyone you know from infection.”

Update 12:15 pm EST: 102 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 120,702 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 957,292 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 626 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

For the fourth day in a row, there have been no COVID-related deaths reported today in Northern Ireland; the death toll in the region remains at 2,146.

As of May 6, 1,416,826 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 957,063 were first doses and 459,763 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health also reported today it has been notified by the Public Health Agency of seven confirmed cases of the VUI B.1.617.2 (India) Coronavirus variant in Northern Ireland for the first time.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael McBride said: “This news is not entirely unexpected and plans are in place for such an eventuality.

“While preventative measures – including travel restrictions – are very important, the assessment is that these will delay rather than permanently prevent the spread of variants already detected elsewhere on these islands.

“Confirmation of these cases does not mean this variant is going to become the most prevalent or the dominant strain in Northern Ireland.

“It does, however, highlight why caution is still essential in relation to COVID-19.

“The most effective way to stop variants developing or spreading is to keep pushing down infection rates and transmission of the virus in our community.

“All variants spread in the same way. We protect ourselves and others by following public health advice and getting vaccinated when our turn comes.

“Social distancing and limiting the number of contacts we have are still vitally important. So too are wearing a face covering and washing hands well and often. Also, please always remember the particular risks from indoor settings, especially those that are crowded and have poor ventilation.”

May 5

Update 1:05 pm EST:  There have been 418 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 251,087, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 3 confirmed cases. The figure of 251,087 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 199 are men and 214 are women
  • 73% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 30 years old
  • 167 in Dublin, 39 in Cork, 32 in Donegal, 29 in Kildare, 22 in Meath and the remaining 129 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8 am today, 137 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 37 are in ICU. There have been 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 6,401 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on May 4. The 14-day (ending at midnight on May 4) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 134.4. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to May 4 is 445.2. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 7 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths notified today:

  • 5 occurred in April
  • 1 occurred in February
  • 1 occurred in January

The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 67-92 years. There has been a total of 4,915 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of Monday, May 3, there have been 1,621,870 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 1,174,292 people have received their first dose
  • 447,578 people have received their second dose

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said today: “As we look forward to the greater reopening of activities and services, our key objective now is to maintain our course in coming weeks and follow the public health advice in our daily activities.

“When you are planning to meet someone, remember that outdoors is safer for everybody. And when you meet up, stay at a 2m distance, keep to a small group and avoid crowded areas – this will minimise the risk of passing the virus from person to person, driving down the incidence rate and keeping our society open.

“Throughout this pandemic we have seen outbreaks and clusters of disease as a result of social events such as funerals, wakes and birthday parties. Unfortunately we need to continue to stay vigilant to the infectious nature of this disease and avoid congregating together in large groups. We need all sectors of society to continue to encourage and support the public health messages and to help everyone to stay safe.”

Update 11:00 am EST: 99 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 120,600 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 955,177 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 624 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

For the third day in a row, there have been no new COVID-related deaths reported today in Northern Ireland; the death toll in the region remains at 2,146.

As of May 5, 1,397,087 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 950,778 were first doses and 446,309 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

May 4

Update 1:05 pm EST: There have been 383 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 250,672, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed case. The figure of 250,672 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 194 are men and 189 are women
  • 79% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 28 years old
  • 129 in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 32 in Meath, 25 in Donegal, 25 in Louth and the remaining 132 cases are spread across 21 other counties

As of 8 am today, 144 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 41 are in ICU. There have been 10 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 6,385 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on May 3. The 14-day (ending at midnight on May 3) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 134.1. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to May 3 is 470.2. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,908 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of Sunday, May 2, there have been 1,604,644 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 1,159,083 people have received their first dose
  • 445,561 people have received their second dose

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, the Department of Health said today:”As we move closer to the easing of restrictions on 10 May, we can look forward to opportunities to enjoy the better weather and to meeting with our family and close friends safely and with the public health measures in mind.

“The virus is still circulating in the community and is still a risk, particularly to those who have yet to be vaccinated. Collectively we know how to interrupt the spread of this disease, so when you are making plans for coming week, don’t underestimate the need to keep your distance, meet outdoors where possible and wash your hands. And if it’s crowded, turn around and come back another time. Together these simple measures will minimise the risk of infection”

Update 11:05 am EST: 83 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 120,501 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 952,704 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 632 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

For the second day in a row, there have been no new COVID-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland; the death toll in the region remains at 2,146.

As of May 4, 1,381,581 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 944,694 were first doses and 436,887 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

May 3

Update 12:15 pm EST: There have been 453 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 250,290, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed case. The figure of 250,290 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 203 are men and 250 are women
  • 78% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 25 years old

As of 8 am today, 129 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 40 are in ICU. 5 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of no additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,906 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of last Saturday (1 May), there have been 1,591,888 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 1,146,562 people have received their first dose
  • 445,326 people have received their second dose

Update 12:05 pm EST: Northern Ireland’s COVID-19 dashboard will not be fully updated until tomorrow, May 4.

64 new cases and no deaths have been reported in the region in the past 24 hours.

As of May 3, 1,374,895 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 943,022 were first doses and 431,873 were second doses. 

NI #COVID19 data:

📊64 positive cases and no deaths have been reported in past 24 hours.

The COVID-19 Dashboard will be updated on Tuesday 4 May 2021. pic.twitter.com/jzO1PPFVu8


— Department of Health (@healthdpt) May 3, 2021

May 2

Update 11:45 am EST: The Department of Health has announced 402 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in Ireland to 249,838.

The Department also announced one further COVID-19-related death as Ireland’s death toll rose to 4,906. 

There are currently 127 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 41 requiring intensive care. 

Of the cases announced today, 79% were under the age of 45, while the median age was 31.5. 

As of April 30, 1,572,779 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland with 1,130,958 people receiving their first dose and 441,821 people receiving both doses. 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 69 cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in the region to 120,354. 

The Department also announced one further COVID-19-related death as Northern Ireland’s death toll climbed to 2,146. 

No further statistics were released due to the May Bank Holiday weekend. 

There have now been 370,192 cases of the virus between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic in addition to 7,052 deaths. 

May 1

Update 12 pm EST: The Department of Health has announced 569 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in Ireland to 249,437. 

The Department also announced three further COVID-19-related deaths as Ireland’s death toll rose to 4,906. 

There are currently 123 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 41 requiring intensive care. 

Of the cases announced today, 78% are under the age of 45, while the median age was 26-yeas-old. 

As of Thursday, April 29. 1,527,844 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland with 1,097,742 people receiving their first dose and 430,102 people receiving their second dose. 

HSE chief executive Paul Reid said that next week is set to be Ireland’s “best week ever” in terms of COVID-19 vaccinations with between 220,000 and 240,000 doses of the vaccine expected to be administered in vaccination centers around the country. 

The HSE also plans to administer 26,000 of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week – the first time that the vaccine will be administered in Ireland. 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 90 new cases of the virus, taking the total number of infections in the region to 120,285. 

The Department announced no further COVID-related deaths as Northern Ireland’s death toll remained at 2,145. 

No further figures were released on account of the May Bank Holiday weekend. 

There have now been 369,722 cases of the virus between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic in addition to 7,051 deaths.

April 30

Update 9:45 am EST: The Department of Health has announced 545 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in Ireland to 248,870. 

The Department also announced four further COVID-19-related deaths as Ireland’s death toll rose to 4,903. 

There are currently 139 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 44 people requiring intensive care. 

Of the cases announced today, 77% are under the age of 45, while 264 cases were reported in Dublin. 

Elsewhere, 58 cases were reported in Kildare, 50 in Cork, 29 in Donegal, 28 in Galway, and the remaining 116 cases were spread across 21 other counties.

As of April 28, 1,487,043 doses of the coronavirus have been administered in Ireland, with 1,067,378 people receiving their first dose and 419,665 receiving both doses. 

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan welcomed the easing of certain coronavirus restrictions but urged continued caution in the fight against the virus. 

“The easing of restrictions is a welcome and deserved turning point in our collective efforts to get through this pandemic,” Holohan said on Friday. 

“However, incidence around the country varies. Some areas are in a more precarious position than others.

“For example, while the national incidence rate is 125 per 100,000, Donegal currently stands at 295 per 100,000. This is extremely concerning for public health doctors locally.” 

Holohan called on local leaders to encourage people to continue to follow public health advice, especially if they are vulnerable or unvaccinated. 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 108 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in the region to 120,195. 

The Department also announced one further COVID-19-related death as Northern Ireland’s death toll rose to 2,145. 

A total of 653 people have tested positive for the virus in Northern Ireland over the past seven days, down from 739 last week. 

There are currently 60 COVID-19 patients in Northern Irish hospitals with eight in intensive care, while there are active outbreaks of the virus in four Northern Irish care homes. 

A total of 1,341,681 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Northern Ireland to date. 

There have now been 369,065 cases of the virus between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic in addition to 7,048 deaths. 

April 29 – 7,043 deaths, 368,413 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 2:50 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 7,043 COVID-related deaths and 368,413 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 2,765,325 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 149.90 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 3.15 million COVID-related deaths and more than 87.08 million recoveries. 

Update 2:20 pm EST: The Irish government has published its gradual reopening plans for May and June. You can learn more here.

Update 1:11 pm EST: There have been 474 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 248,326, according to Ireland’s Department of Health.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 239 are men / 232 are women
  • 71% are under 45 years of age
  • 167 in Dublin, 39 in Kildare, 37 in Cork, 36 in Donegal, 29 in Meath and the remaining 166 cases are spread across all other counties

As of 8 am today, 155 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 44 are in ICU. 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 5,935 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on April 28. The 14-day (ending at midnight on April 28) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 124.6. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to April 28 is 426. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,899 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of April 27, there have been 1,452,434 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 1,041,284 people have received their first dose
  • 411,150 people have received their second dose

Update 1:04 pm EST: Taoiseach Micheal Martin is now announcing further reopening plans for the Republic of Ireland:

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces plan to reopen society in May and June | 📲 Follow live updates: https://t.co/jU752Hdys5 https://t.co/3KfrwSNX70


— RTÉ News (@rtenews) April 29, 2021

Update 11:00 am EST: 95 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 120,087 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 944,168 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 625 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been no new COVID-related deaths reported today in Northern Ireland; the death toll in the region remains at 2,144.

As of April 28, 1,312,891 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 935,589 were first doses and 377,302 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

April 28 – 7,040 deaths, 367,849 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 1:30 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 7,040 COVID-related deaths and 367,849 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 2,713,067 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 148.89 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 3.13 million COVID-related deaths and more than 86.39 million recoveries. 

Update 1:15 pm EST: Update 1:40 pm EST: There have been 371 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 247,857, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 3 confirmed cases. The figure of 247,857 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 190 are men and 181 are women
  • 77% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 28 years old
  • 131 in Dublin, 38 in Kildare, 33 in Donegal, 18 in Cork, 17 in Meath and the remaining 134 cases are spread across 17 other counties

As of 8 am today, 153 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 45 are in ICU. There have been 17 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 5,770 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on April 27. The 14-day (ending at midnight on April 27) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 121.2. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to April 27 is 424. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 13 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today:

  • 3 occurred in April
  • 3 occurred in March
  • 7 occurred in February or earlier

The median age of those who died was 85 years and the age range was 60 – 95 years. There has been a total of 4,896 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 4,896 confirmed cases reflects this.)

As of April 26, there have been 1,417,942 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 1,014,640 people have received their first dose
  • 403,302 people have received their second dose

Update 12:15 pm EST: 98 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 119,992 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 941,797 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 643 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There has been one more COVID-related death reported in Northern Ireland today bringing the death toll in the region to 2,144. The newly reported death occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am April 27 – 10 am April 28.

As of April 28, 1,295,125 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 927,656 were first doses and 367,469 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health Robin Swann today announced a further expansion to the current asymptomatic testing programme for workforces.

Minister Swann said: “Since the launch of the Northern Ireland asymptomatic testing programme there has been a great deal of interest from employers with 321 expressions of interest made.  These have come from organisations and companies in the public, private and third sectors. 

“This is a significant move in the testing programme as up to one third of people who have coronavirus are asymptomatic. My Department is focusing on rapidly identifying these people to isolate and reduce transmission of the virus. This will be essential as Northern Ireland moves out of lockdown.

“The further extension will enable even more organisations to take advantage of this important weapon in the fight against Covid-19.”

April 27 – 7,027 deaths, 367,383 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 1:50 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 7,027 COVID-related deaths and 367,383 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 2,673,756 COVID vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 148.06 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 3.12 million COVID-related deaths and more than 85.72 million recoveries. 

Update 1:45 pm EST: There have been 426 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 247,489, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 6 confirmed cases. The figure of 247,489 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 203 are men and 221 are women
  • 74% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 29 years old
  • 156 in Dublin, 39 in Donegal, 28 in Kildare, 28 in Meath, 25 in Limerick and the remaining 150 cases are spread across 18 other counties

As of 8 am today, 153 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 47 are in ICU. There have been 10 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 5,831 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on April 26. The 14-day (ending at midnight on April 26) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 122.5. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to April 26 is 437. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 10 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today:

  • 4 occurred in April
  • 5 occurred in March
  • 1 occurred in February

The median age of those who died was 84 years and the age range was 77 – 97 years. There has been a total of 4,884 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of April 25, there have been 1,398,061 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 998,134 people have received their first dose
  • 399,927 people have received their second dose

Update 11:15 am EST: 109 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 119,894 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 939,444 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 670 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been no COVID-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today. The death toll in the region remains at 2,143.

As of April 27, 1,275,695 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 919,292 were first doses and 356,403 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

April 26 – 7,017 deaths, 366,854 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 1:20 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 7,017 COVID-related deaths and 366,854 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 2,645,231 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 147.32 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 3.11 million COVID-related deaths and more than 85.02 million recoveries. 

Update 1:10 pm EST: There have been 437 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 247,069, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed case. The figure of 247,069 confirmed cases reflects this.)

The 7-day incidence rate is 66.5 and the 5-day moving average is 475.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 220 are men and 216 are women
  • 76% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 29 years old
  • 169 in Dublin, 62 in Donegal, 40 in Kildare, 29 in Meath, 21 in Galway and the remaining 116 cases are spread across 17 other counties

As of 8 am today, 184 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 46 are in ICU. There have been 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,874 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of April 24, there have been 1,385,753 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 987,681 people have received their first dose
  • 398,072 people have received their second dose

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, the Department of Health said today: “As a country, we have now given a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to 25% of eligible adults.

“In order to protect the vital work of the vaccination programme in offering us all protection from COVID-19, it is important we continue to remain vigilant and careful. Right now, we need to protect the progress we have made together.

“While we should remain cautious, we can also be cautiously optimistic. Our vaccination programme, alongside the continued commendable adherence of the vast majority of people in Ireland to the public health advice, are the key to exiting this pandemic in the coming months. However, doing things like mixing indoors when disease is still circulating at a high level puts our progress at risk. Please continue to act in the best interests of one another and be safe when socialising.”

Update 10:35 am EST: The Republic of Ireland has today rolled back some more COVID restrictions. You can read more here.

Update 10:30 am EST: 73 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 119,785 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 937,189 individuals have been tested for COVID-19 in Northern Ireland. 695 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There has been one COVID-related death reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,143. The newly reported death occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am April 25 – 10 am April 26.

As of April 26, 1,259,478 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 912,444 were first doses and 347,034 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health announced that its vaccination programme is now fully open to all people between 35 and 39 years old.

Minister for Health Robin Swann said on Sunday: “I can announce formally that from tomorrow we will fully open up the vaccination programme in Northern Ireland for all those aged over 35. I know this will be welcome news for those in this age group and I would urge people to book a vaccination appointment as soon as possible.

“This week we will see further easing of restrictions with the re-opening of non-essential retail, gyms, leisure facilities and some tourist accommodation. These easements have only been possible because of the success of the vaccination programme, coupled with the actions of the general public. Therefore I would appeal to everyone who is eligible for vaccination to get an appointment booked.

“I know there are some younger people that think they don’t need the vaccine but we have seen what this virus can do. So please protect yourself and get the vaccine.

“Vaccination is absolutely vital in helping us move through this pandemic. There is no doubt that there are people in Northern Ireland alive today because they have been vaccinated.”

April 25

Update 11:15 am EST: The Department of Health has announced 429 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in Ireland to 246,633. 

The Department also announced one further COVID-19-related death as Ireland’s death toll climbed to 4,873. 

There are currently 174 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 45 patients requiring intensive care. 

As of April 23, 1,359,921 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland, with 966,611 people receiving their first dose and 393,310 receiving both doses. 

Around 25.7% of Ireland’s eligible adult population have now received the first dose of the vaccine, while 10.4% of people are fully vaccinated. 

People aged 62 can register for their first dose today, while those aged 61 will be able to register tomorrow. 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 73 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of confirmed infections in the region to 119,712. 

The Department announced no further COVID-related deaths as Northern Ireland’s death toll remained at 2,142. 

There are currently 60 COVID-19 patients in Northern Irish hospitals with five requiring intensive care and three on ventilators, while four nursing homes are dealing with active outbreaks of the virus. 

There have now been 366,345 cases of the virus between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic in addition to 7,015 deaths.

April 24

Update 11:20 am EST: The Department of Health has announced 461 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of confirmed infections in Ireland to 246,204.

The Department also announced five further COVID-19-related deaths as Ireland’s death toll rose to 4,872. 

There are currently 162 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals, with 46 requiring intensive care. 

Of the cases announced today, 75% were under the age of 45.

As of April 22, 1,317,165 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Ireland, with 934,980 people receiving their first dose and 382,185 receiving their second dose. 

Those aged 63 can register for their vaccine from today, while people aged 62 will be eligible to register tomorrow, followed by those aged 61 on Monday, and 60-year-olds on Tuesday. 

The HSE hopes to begin administering vaccines to the 60-64 cohort “within the next two weeks”. 

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that Friday saw the “biggest day yet” in Ireland’s vaccine rollout, with 41,500 doses administered throughout the day. 

A total of 25% of eligible Irish adults have now received their first dose. 

Biggest day yet in the #CovidVaccine rollout yesterday with 41,500 doses given out.

25% of eligible adults now have their first dose – 948,000.

And 10% are now fully vaccinated with two doses – 381,000.

The vaccines, vaccinators, and volunteers are making a real difference


— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) April 24, 2021

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 80 new cases of the virus, taking the total number of infections in the region to 119,639. 

The Department also announced one additional COVID-related death as Northern Ireland’s death toll rose to 2,142. 

A total of 715 cases of the virus have been confirmed in Northern Ireland in the past seven days, down 791 on last week. 

Northern Ireland’s hospital occupancy currently stands at 97% with six COVID-19 patients requiring intensive care and three on a ventilator. There are active outbreaks of the virus in four Northern Irish care homes. 

There have now been 365,843 cases of the virus between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic in addition to 7,014 COVID deaths.

April 23 – 7,008 deaths, 365,302 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 1:30 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 7,008 COVID-related deaths and 365,302 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 2,496,981 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 144.94 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 3.07 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 83.33 million recoveries. 

Update 1:15 pm EST: There have been 434 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 245,743, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed case. The figure of 245,743 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 228 are men and 204 are women
  • 74% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 31 years old
  • 217 in Dublin, 30 in Kildare, 30 in Cork, 27 in Limerick, 21 in Donegal and the remaining 109 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8 am today, 166 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 48 are in ICU. There have been 17 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 5,589 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on April 22. The 14-day (ending at midnight on April 22) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 117.4. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to April 22 is 448. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,867 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of April 21, there have been 1,275,828 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 904,774 people have received their first dose
  • 371,054 people have received their second dose

Update 12:00 pm EST: Northern Ireland has today relaxed some of its COVID restrictions, with more to follow next week. You can read more here.

Update 10:10 am EST: 88individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 119,559 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 937,716 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 736 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There has been one COVID-related death reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,141. The newly reported death occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am April 22 – 10 am April 23.

As of April 23, 1,221,153 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 892,787 were first doses and 328,366 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

April 22 –  7,006 deaths, 364,781 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 1:10 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 7,006 COVID-related deaths and 364,781 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 2,436,628 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 144.10 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 3.06 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 82.66 million recoveries. 

Update 12:50 pm EST:  There have been 617 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 245,310, according to Ireland’s Department of Health.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 299 are men / 318 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 33 years old
  • 236 in Dublin, 84 in Donegal, 37 in Kildare, 34 in Tipperary, 30 in Offaly and the remaining 196 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8 am today, 176 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 48 are in ICU. 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 5,623 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on April 21. The 14-day (ending at midnight on April 21) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 118.1. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to April 21 is 415. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 10 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 7 deaths occurred in April, 1 in March, 1 in February and 1 in January. The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 62 – 104 years. There has been a total of 4,866 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of April 20, there have been 1,240,965 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 878,823 people have received their first dose
  • 362,143 people have received their second dose

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said today: “We are in a strong position in that transmission levels have reduced substantially and the roll-out of vaccination is protecting more and more of those at risk from the severe effects of COVID-19.

“If we can maintain our current position there is hope that we can look forward to a real easing of measures, but it is as important as ever that we don’t put that progress at risk by letting our collective guard down too much, or too early.”

Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said today: “The R number is estimated as being very close to 1.0. We continue to keep close contacts at 2.6 – a phenomenal testament to the public in keeping social transmission low.

“All indicators of the disease are stable or declining slowly, though we may see an increase in cases over the coming days. Maintaining this over the coming weeks is key to managing community transmission, and a move towards easing of measures.”

Professor Martin Cormican, Clinical Lead for Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, HSE & Professor of Bacteriology at NUI Galway, said today: “The benefits of vaccination in Nursing Homes and long-term residential care facilities are now very clear with a dramatic drop in the number of residents and staff developing severe disease.

“New visitation guidance agreed by NPHET today represents another step to support residents in long term residential care facilities in maintaining meaningful relationships with their family and friends. From the 4th May, nursing home residents – in which most residents are fully vaccinated – can expect 4 visits with 2 people per week.”

Update 11:25 am EST: 120 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 119,471 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 929,425 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 763 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been three COVID-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,140. All three of the newly reported deaths occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am April 21 – 10 am April 22.

As of April 22, 1,195,663 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 883,813 were first doses and 311,850 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

April 21 – 6,993 deaths, 364,046 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 1:15 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,993 COVID-related deaths and 364,046 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 2,394,334 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 143.15 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 3.04 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 82.07 million recoveries. 

Update 1:05 pm EST: There have been 401 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 244,695, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 3 confirmed cases. The figure of 244,695 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 217 are men and 181 are women
  • 73% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 31 years old
  • 182 in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 31 in Donegal, 23 in Limerick, 22 in Cork and the remaining 103 cases are spread across 17 other counties

As of 8 am today, 182 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 47 are in ICU. There have been 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 5,402 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on April 20. The 14-day (ending at midnight on April 20) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 113.4. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to April 20 is 376. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 15 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths notified today:

  • 2 occurred in April
  • 3 occurred in March
  • 6 occurred in February
  • 4 occurred in January or earlier

The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 56-90 years. There has been a total of 4,856 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 6 previous deaths. The figure of 4,856 confirmed deaths reflects this.)

As of April 18, there have been 1,219,487 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 863,958 people have received their first dose
  • 355,529 people have received their second dose

Update 11:20 am EST: 116 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 119,351 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 926,227 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 808 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There has been one COVID-related death reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,137. The newly reported death occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am April 20 – 10 am April 21.

As of April 21, 1,174,847 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 876,290 were first doses and 298,557 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has today published its updated COVID-19 Response Strategy, which can be read here. The updated Strategy gives a detailed overview of activity undertaken across the Department and the wider Health and Social Care system.

Also today, Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health Robin Swann said people across the region “must not ease up against” the virus as restrictions begin to ease.

Minister Swann said in part: “There is an inevitable potential for a further spike in COVID-19 cases in coming months, as opportunities for mixing increase. We must be prepared for that.

“Our ability to suppress the virus and withstand any potential surge depends on us adhering to public health guidance and getting the vaccine.”

April 20 – 6,983 deaths, 363,532 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 1:40 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,983 COVID-related deaths and 363,532 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 2,361,279 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 142.29 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 3.03 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 81.48 million recoveries. 

Update 1:25 pm EST:  Following a Cabinet meeting today, the Irish government has confirmed that from Monday, April 26, the following changes to restrictions will come into place:

  • Outdoor sports facilities can reopen (e.g. pitches, golf courses and tennis courts, other facilities as appropriate). Activities should take place between a maximum of two households.
  • Facilities including clubhouses and any indoor facilities (e.g. changing rooms, showers, kitchens, meeting rooms), apart from essential toilet facilities must remain closed. There should not be any return to team sports or training activities.
  • Underage non-contact outdoor training in pods of 15 or fewer can resume.
  • Outdoor visitor attractions can reopen (i.e. zoos, open pet farms, heritage sites but not amusement parks) – indoor areas should remain closed and hospitality should only be open for take-away services. Robust protective measures, including appropriate capacity limits, should be in place.
  • Maximum attendance at funerals will increase to 25 on compassionate grounds. Linked gatherings should not take place before or after funeral services.

The Irish government also confirmed that as of April 18, over 852,000 citizens, representing 21.8% of those aged 16 and over, have now received their first dose of the vaccine.

You can learn more about the current restrictions in the Republic of Ireland here.

Update 1:20 pm EST: There have been 390 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 244,297, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 4 confirmed cases. The figure of 244,297 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 215 are men and 174 are women
  • 67% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 34 years old
  • 172 in Dublin, 42 in Kildare, 21 in Meath, 20 in Tipperary, 18 in Donegal and the remaining 117 cases are spread across 19 other counties

As of 8 am today, 179 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 48 are in ICU. There have been 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 5,422 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on April 19. The 14-day (ending at midnight on April 19) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 113.9. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to April 19 is 380. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre  has today been notified of 11 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths notified today:

  • 4 occurred in April
  • 2 occurred in March
  • 4 occurred in February
  • 1 occurred in January

The median age of those who died was 83 years and the age range was 50-93 years. There has been a total of 4,847 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of April 18, there have been 1,208,459 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 855,512 people have received their first dose
  • 352,947 people have received their second dose

Update 11:15 am EST: 124 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 119,235 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 923,988 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 790 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There has been one COVID-related death reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,136. The newly reported death occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am April 19 – 10 am April 20.

As of April 20, 1,152,820 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 869,342 were first doses and 283,478 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

April 19 – 6,971 deaths, 363,022 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 3:10 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,971 COVID-related deaths and 363,022 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 2,341,394 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 141.66 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 3.02 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 81.00 million recoveries. 

Update 12:55 pm EST: There have been 403 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 243,911, according to Ireland’s Department of Health.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 208 are men and 192 are women
  • 73% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 31 years old
  • 174 in Dublin, 34 in Meath, 20 in Kildare, 18 in Mayo, 16 in Cork and the remaining 141 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8 am today, 183 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 50 are in ICU. There have been 7 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 5,478 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on April 18. The 14-day (ending at midnight on April 18) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 115.0. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to April 18 is 364. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of no additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,836 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of April 17, there have been 1,204,063 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 852,189 people have received their first dose
  • 351,874 people have received their second dose

Update 11:15 pm EST: 79 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 119,111 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 921,454 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 776 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been no COVID-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today for the second day in a row; the death toll in the region remains at 2,135.

As of April 19, 1,137,331 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 863,712 were first doses and 273,619 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health today announced that the vaccine programme in Northern Ireland has some limited availability for those aged 35 to 39 to book a Covid-19 vaccine.

April 18

Update 1:00 pm EST: The Department of Health has announced 269 new cases of the coronavirus, the first time that daily cases have fallen below 300 since December 14. 

The total number of infections in Ireland now stands at 243,507.

The Department also announced one further COVID-19-related death as Ireland’s death toll climbed to 4,836. 

There are currently 181 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals – the lowest level of hospitalizations since October – while 47 patients require intensive care. 

As of April 16, 1,188,354 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland, with 838,644 receiving their first dose and 349,710 receiving both doses. 

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronan Glynn said that vaccinations will play an increasing role in suppressing the virus if Ireland can keep the incidence rate “relatively low”. 

“We have already seen the fantastic impact of vaccination amongst our healthcare workers and in our nursing homes.

“The declining incidence across all age groups in recent weeks cannot be attributed to vaccination but rather to the enormous efforts of people across society to keep themselves and their families safe.” 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 82 new cases of the virus, taking the total number of infections in the region to 119,032. 

The Department announced no further COVID-19-related deaths as Northern Ireland’s death toll remained at 2,135. 

A total of 788 people have tested positive for the virus in Northern Ireland over the past seven days, up from 659 last week. 

There are currently 68 COVID-19 patients in Northern Irish hospitals with seven requiring intensive care. 

Northern Ireland’s hospital occupancy currently stands at 94%, while there active outbreaks of the virus in four  Northern Irish care homes. 

There have now been 362,539 COVID-19 cases between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic in addition to 6,971 deaths. 

April 17

Update 12:30 pm EST: The Department of Health has announced 420 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in Ireland to 243,238. 

The Department also announced four further COVID-19-related deaths as Ireland’s death toll rose to 4,835. 

There are currently 183 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 50 requiring intensive care, while Ireland’s five-day average has risen slightly to 386. 

As of April 15, 1,155,599 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland with 814,470 receiving their first dose and 341,129 people receiving both doses. 

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that 22% of Irish people who are eligible to receive a vaccine have received their first dose, and said that sickness, hospitalizations, and mortality had all been greatly reduced.

Ireland will begin vaccinating people aged 65-69 next week, Reid said. 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health announced 99 new cases of the virus, taking the total number of infections in the region to 118,950. 

The Department additionally announced two further COVID-19-related deaths as Northern Ireland’s death toll rose to 2,135. 

A total of 796 people have tested positive for the virus in Northern Ireland over the past seven days, up from 621 last week. 

There are currently 70 COVID-19 patients in Northern Irish hospitals with eight in intensive care, while Northern Ireland’s hospital occupancy currently stands at 97%. 

There are also active outbreaks of the virus in four Northern Irish care homes. 

There have now been 362,188 cases of the virus between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic last year in addition to 6,970 COVID deaths.

April 16

Update 2:30: Northern Ireland’s government services has today published guidance for travelers arriving from outside of the Common Travel Area, as well as for arrivals from high-risk countries on the “red list.” You can read more here.

TRAVEL UPDATE ✈️

Anyone intending to travel directly, or via another country, to Northern Ireland from outside the Common Travel Area, including British and Irish nationals returning home must follow the rules below 👇

➡️https://t.co/E4GiYo2DIl pic.twitter.com/3hhqeaILdc


— Department of Health (@healthdpt) April 16, 2021

Update 1:50 pm EST: Ireland’s Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly today said that one in five eligible people in the Republic of Ireland has so far received a first dose of a COVID vaccine:

Another milestone in our COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

1 in 5 of those who can get a vaccine have now received a first dose. pic.twitter.com/mIUU3EQ5uY


— Stephen Donnelly (@DonnellyStephen) April 16, 2021

Update 1:40 pm EST: There have been 420 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 242,819, according to Ireland’s Department of Health.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 218 are men / 197 are women
  • 74% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 32 years old
  • 147 in Dublin, 41 in Meath, 33 in Donegal, 26 in Galway, 18 in Limerick, and the remaining 155 cases are spread across all other counties

As of 8 am today, 190 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 53 are in ICU. 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 5,666 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on April 15. The 14-day (ending at midnight on April 15) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 119. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to April 15 is 381. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 11 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, 3 occurred in April, 1 occurred in March, 2 in February and 5 occurred in January or earlier. The median age of those who died was 88 years and the age range was 77-94 years. There has been a total of 4,831 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of April 14, there have been 1,121,003 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 789,526 people have received their first dose
  • 331,477 people have received their second dose

Update 11:30 am EST: 119 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 118,851 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 915,618 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 824 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There has been one COVID-related death reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,133. The newly reported death occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am April 15 – 10 am April 16.

As of April 16, 1,100,577 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 850,103 were first doses and 250,474 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

April 15 – 6,952 deaths, 361,134 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 4:25 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,952 COVID-related deaths and 361,134 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 2,176,529 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 138.65 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.97 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 78.98 million recoveries. 

Update 3:20 pm EST: Ireland’s Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly today said: “Legal regulations will now be required to exempt fully vaccinated people from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine and allow them complete home quarantine. These regulations will be drafted and signed in the coming days.” 

Donnelly also announced that the online booking portal for the mandatory hotel quarantine program has reopened today.

Read more about both here.

Update 1:35 pm EST: In a string of tweets this afternoon, Ireland’s Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said: “Just finished up the most positive post-NPHET briefing with Dr. Ronan Glynn [Ireland’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer] we’ve had in a long time. 

“Thanks to a huge effort by households right across the country we’re making strong progress. While there’s still a good deal of risk, we’re doing well. 

“Some highlights:

1. R 0.7 to 1.0, likely a little under 1.

2. 5 day case average 388, down 10% on last week (270 end Nov). Critically, NPHET saying this not down to vaccines (yet) but is down to people sticking with health measures, meeting outdoors, etc. – HUGE achievement for Ireland!

3. 14 day incident rate down 13% on last week.

4. National positivity 2.6%, though 8.3% in the community.

5. Covid hospitalisations now 184. 

6. No new outbreaks (2 or more linked cases) in nursing homes so far this week, and none last week.

7. Average close contacts steady at 2.6 (this is a phenomenal achievement, keeping cases down and again showing how important it has been to stick with the public health measures).

8. Close contacts in educational settings down on last week.

Update 1:30 pm EST: There have been 309 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to  242,402, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 12 confirmed cases. The figure of 242,402 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 168 are men / 141 are women
  • 71% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 35 years old
  • 107 in Dublin, 30 in Kildare, 14 in Offaly, 21 in Meath,14 in Limerick and the remaining 104 cases are spread across 18 other counties

As of 8 am today, 184 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 51 are in ICU. 22 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 5,837 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on April 14. The 14-day (ending at midnight on April 14) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 122.6. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to April 14 is 358. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, 4 occurred in April, 2 occurred in February and 2 occurred in January or earlier. The median age of those who died was 79 years and the age range was 43-92 years. There has been a total of 4,820 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of April 13, there have been 1,094,964 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 769,721 people have received their first dose
  • 325,243 people have received their second dose

Update 12:00 pm EST: 159 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 118,732 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 913,276 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 833 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been two COVID-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,132. The newly reported death occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am April 14 – 10 am April 15.

As of April 15, 1,081,565 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 844,284 were first doses and 237,281 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has today announced that close contacts of confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be asked to take a PCR test within 48 hours of being identified as a close contact, whether or not they have symptoms.

Until now only people with symptoms had to take a PCR test. This additional measure, which will see all close contacts advised to have a PCR test, is aimed at identifying those close contacts who do not have symptoms but who could potentially be carrying the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This testing of asymptomatic contacts will provide further opportunities to identify more cases who would otherwise be unknown, to the Contact Tracing Service.

Speaking today, Health Minister Robin Swann said: “Testing of close contacts is the next step in the ongoing development of our testing initiatives in Northern Ireland. Expanding and targeting PCR testing is a significant move in our fight against COVIDd-19, it will assist us as we move carefully out of restrictions and in keeping Northern Ireland open and moving.  

 “We know that one in three people with COVID-19 may not have symptoms and may therefore spread the SARS-CoV-2 virus without knowing it.  By recommending PCR testing to all close contacts we will track how the virus is spreading and this will help to further break chains of infection.  

“Testing of close contact combined with enhanced contact tracing allows us to identify potential sources of infection an new cases earlier and will help keep us one step ahead in interrupting transmission.”

April 14 – 6,942 deaths, 360,678 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 3:25 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,942 COVID-related deaths and 360,678 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 2,138,394 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 137.82 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.96 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 78.53 million recoveries. 

Update 1:00 pm EST: There have been 431 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 242,105, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 10 confirmed cases. The figure of 242,105 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 204 are men and 226 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 33 years old
  • 160 in Dublin, 50 in Kildare, 34 in Donegal, 21 in Meath, 20 in Limerick, and the remaining 146 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8 am today, 192 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 49 are in ICU. There have been 13 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 6,286 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on April 13. The 14-day (ending at midnight on April 13) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 132. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to April 13 is 388. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 12 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, 4 occurred in April, 2 occurred in March and 6 occurred in January. The median age of those who died was 76 years and the age range was 42-91 years. There has been a total of 4,812 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 3 deaths. The figure of 4,812 deaths reflects this.)

As of April 12, there have been 1,076,216 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 758,763 people have received their first dose
  • 317,453 people have received their second dose

Update 11:50 am EST: Taoiseach Micheál Martin today welcomed the news that following a agreement between the European Commission and Pfizer / BionTech, the Republic of Ireland is set to receive more than half a million extra Pfizer vaccines beginning this month:

Welcome news that Ireland will be receiving close to 545,000 extra BioNTech-Pfizer vaccines, starting this month. https://t.co/MD4L0FdHup


— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) April 14, 2021

Update 11:00 am EST: 97 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 118,573 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 910,427 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 780 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There has been one COVID-related death reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,130. The newly reported death occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am April 13 – 10 am April 14.

As of April 14, 1,062,178 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 838,049 were first doses and 224,129  were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

April 13 – 6,932 deaths, 360,160 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 5:25 pm EST: Ireland’s Department of Health said this evening: “The Department of Health and Tifco Hotel Group have agreed to temporarily pause the mandatory hotel quarantine booking portal.

“This has been done as a precautionary measure to enable further assessment of capacity within the mandatory hotel quarantine system for the coming days.

“Those who have already made their booking for mandatory hotel quarantine are not affected. Bookings can still be made for dates from Monday 19 April onwards. 

“The temporary pause will be kept under ongoing review should additional capacity become available.

“The public health advice remains strongly against all non-essential international travel. 

“Mandatory hotel quarantine is a public health measure put into place in order to protect Ireland from importation of COVID-19, particularly variants of concern.”

You can learn more about Ireland’s mandatory hotel quarantine scheme here.

Update 2:00 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,932 COVID-related deaths and 360,160 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 2,106,031 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 136.96 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.95 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 78.04 million recoveries. 

Update 1:45 pm EST: Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) has today “further advised Hospital Groups and CHOs to cancel all AstraZeneca clinics, except those arranged for certain people over the age of 60, for the remainder of this week as we work to reconfigure our rollout plans to take in to account the latest NIAC guidance.

“Some clinics will be in a position to proceed with the vaccination of patients over the age of 60 this week, in line with the new guidance, and in these cases, individuals will be contacted directly by their vaccination centre to arrange their appointment. 

“Anybody who is due to attend an Astra Zeneca clinic, and who is not contacted directly in advance, is therefore advised not to attend.

“We will be in contact with such patients in due course to rearrange their appointment at a later date.”

Yesterday, Ireland’s National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) issued revised advice to the Department of Health on the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in light of the outcome of the recent investigation by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The NIAC said the AstraZeneca vaccine “is not recommended for those aged under 60 years including those with medical conditions with very high or high risk of severe COVID-19 disease.”

All AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination appointments planned for the remainder of this week are cancelled. If you have an appointment to get the AstraZeneca #CovidVaccine this week, you are advised not to attend. We apologise for any inconvenience.


— HSE Ireland (@HSELive) April 13, 2021

Update 1:05 pm EST: There have been 358 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 241,684, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 4 confirmed cases. The figure of 241,684 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 163 are men and 192 are women
  • 73% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 31 years old
  • 166 in Dublin, 39 in Donegal, 16 in Kildare, 13 in Offaly, 12 in Meath, 12 in Limerick and the remaining 100 cases are spread across 18 other counties

As of 8 am today, 205 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 48 are in ICU. There have been 11 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 6,271 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on April 12. The 14-day (ending at midnight on April 12) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 131.7. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to April 12 is 396. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 18 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today:

  • 7 occurred in April
  • 3 occurred in March
  • 3 occurred in February
  • 3 occurred in January
  • 1 death was reported as occurring before January, and there is 1 death where the date of death is under investigation.

The median age of those who died was 85 years and the age range was 46-102 years. There has been a total of 4,803 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of April 11, there have been 1,063,666 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 749,450 people have received their first dose
  • 314,216 people have received their second dose

Update 11:10 am EST: 112 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 118,476 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 908,395 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 774 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been no COVID-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today for the second day in a row. The death toll in the region remains at 2,129. 

As of April 13, 1,042,365 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 831,895 were first doses and 210,470 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

April 12 – 6,914 deaths, 359,694 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 4:10 pm EST: Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) has today announced that all Astra Zeneca vaccinations scheduled for tomorrow, April 13, should not go ahead.

If you are due to attend an Astra Zeneca clinic tomorrow you are advised not to do so. We will be in contact with patients in due course to rearrange appointments. We apologise for any inconvenience. #CovidVaccine


— HSE Ireland (@HSELive) April 12, 2021

While noting that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) safety committee (PRAC) concluded that unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should be listed as very rare side effects of Vaxzevria/AstraZeneca and that the benefits of this vaccine continue to outweigh the risks, Ireland’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronan Glynn said in a statement: “The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) have today revised recommendations for the use of Vaxzevria/AstraZeneca. In line with these recommendations:

  • all of those aged 60 years and older can get any authorised COVID-19 vaccine, including Vaxzevria/AstraZeneca
  • Vaxzevria/AstraZeneca is not recommended for those aged under 60 years including those with medical conditions with very high or high risk of severe COVID-19 disease

For people who have already received Vaxzevria/AstraZeneca:

  • those aged 60 years and older should continue to receive their second dose 12 weeks later as scheduled
  • those aged under 60 years with an underlying condition (those identified in cohort 4 and cohort 7) should continue to receive their second dose 12 weeks later as scheduled
  • those aged under 60 years with no underlying condition (therefore not identified in cohort 4 and cohort 7) should have the scheduled interval between their first and second doses extended to 16 weeks to allow for further assessment of the benefits and risks as more evidence becomes available
  • those who have developed unusual blood clots with low platelets after the first dose of Vaxzevria/AstraZeneca should not be given a second dose

Update 1:25 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,914 COVID-related deaths and 359,694 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 2,084,306 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 136.20 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.93 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 77.53 million recoveries. 

Update 1:05 pm EST: There have been 394 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to  241,330, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 9 confirmed cases. The figure of 241,330 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 179 are men and 214 are women
  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 33 years old
  • 175 in Dublin, 34 in Kildare, 21 in Galway, 21 in Mayo, 20 in Limerick and the remaining 123 cases are spread across 18 other counties

As of 8 am today, 227 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 50 are in ICU. There have been 22 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 6,281 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on April 11. The 14-day (ending at midnight on April 11) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 131.9. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to April 11 is 404. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of no additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,785 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of April 10, there have been 1,058,394 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 745,363 people have received their first dose
  • 313,031 people have received their second dose

Update 10:40 am EST: An easing of Level 5 restrictions comes into effect in the Republic of Ireland today. You can see the changes here.

Update 10:35 am EST: 97 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 118,364 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 905,788 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 717 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been no COVID-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today. The death toll in the region remains at 2,129. 

As of April 12, 1,025,912 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 826,412 were first doses and 199,500 were second doses. You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

On Monday, Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health Robin Swann thanked the region’s vaccine teams during a visit to the vaccination centre at the Seven Towers Leisure Centre in Ballymena.

Minister Swann said: “The success of our vaccination programme is down to the hard work and dedication of the health care teams and volunteers working in GP practices, pharmacies and vaccination centres right across Northern Ireland.

“It is testament to them that we surpassed the one million vaccines milestone at the weekend and over 820,000 people in Northern Ireland have now received a vaccine.”

He added: “Every jab takes us further down the pathway towards a better and safer future and I would call on people to get the vaccine when their turn comes, or if you fall into one of the eligible cohorts then book your appointment today. Do not delay.

“Having received my first COVID-19 vaccine I can assure people that it was a quick and straightforward process and I’m grateful that I’ll soon have some protection from this awful virus while I await my second dose in due course.”

April 11

Update 11:30 am EST: The Department of Health has announced 303 new cases of the coronavirus – the lowest number of new daily cases since mid-December.

The total number of confirmed infections in Ireland has now risen to 240,945. 

The Department also announced two further COVID-19-related deaths as Ireland’s death toll rose to 4,785. 

There are currently 213 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 53 requiring intensive care. 

As of April 8, a total of 1,045,919 doses of the coronavirus have been administered in Ireland, with 735,997 people receiving the first dose and 309,922 receiving their second dose. 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 89 new cases of the virus, taking the total number of confirmed infections to 118,267. 

A total of 656 people have tested positive for the virus in Northern Ireland over the past seven days, down from 713 in the previous week. 

The Department also announced one further COVID-19-related death as Northern Ireland’s death toll rose to 2,129. 

There are currently 63 COVID-19 patients in Northern Irish hospitals with eight requiring intensive care and five on a ventilator. 

Northern Ireland’s hospital occupancy currently stands at 94% with 22 vacant intensive care beds. There are also five active outbreaks of the virus in Northern Irish care homes. 

There have now been 359,212 cases of the coronavirus between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic last year in addition to 6,914 deaths.

April 10 

Update 11:30 am EST: The Department of Health has announced 455 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in Ireland to 240,643. 

The Department also announced 14 further COVID-19-related deaths as Ireland’s death toll rose to 4,783. 

Of the deaths reported today, three occurred in April, one occurred in March, six took place in February, and four occurred in January. 

There are currently 208 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 52 people requiring intensive care. 

As of April 7, 1,018,264 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland with 716,636 receiving the first dose of the vaccine and 301,628 receiving both doses. 

Around 1,100 GP practices are expected to administer 46,000 vaccinations to people aged between 16 and 69 with a pre-existing medical condition in the next seven days. 

GPs will also continue to administer doses of the vaccine to patients over the age of 70 and are expected to reach 620,000 doses administered by the end of next week. 

Dr. Denis McCauley, the chair of the Irish Medical Organisation’s GP committee, additionally told RTÉ that he expects the HSE to meet its target of 180,000 to 190,000 doses of the vaccine delivered this week. 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 146 new cases of the virus, taking the total number of infections in the region to 118,178. 

The Department also announced three further COVID-19-related deaths as Northern Ireland’s death toll rose to 2,128. 

There have now been 358,821 cases of the virus between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic last year in addition to 6,911 deaths. 

There are currently 86 COVID-19 patients in Northern Irish hospitals with 10 requiring intensive care and seven on a ventilator, while Northern Ireland’s hospital occupancy currently stands at 100%. 

A total of five Northern Irish care homes are currently dealing with an outbreak of COVID-19. 

The daily figures were announced shortly after Health Minister Robin Swann welcomed the news that more than one million doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Northern Ireland. 

A total of 1,003,165 doses of the vaccine have been administered in the region with 813,468 receiving their first dose and 189,697 receiving both doses. 

More than two million doses of the vaccine have now been administered on the island of Ireland. 

April 9 –  6,894 deaths, 358,224 confirmed cases across the island of Ireland

Update 6:15 pm EST: The Irish government has announced changes to its list of “high-risk” countries. Travelers arriving into the Republic of Ireland from high-risk countries are subject to mandatory hotel quarantine. You can read more here.

Update 3:00 pm EST:  As of today, there have been a total of 6,894 COVID-related deaths and 358,224 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,949,706 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 134.30 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.90 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 76.27 million recoveries. 

Update 1:45 pm EST:  There have been 473 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 240,192, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 4 confirmed cases. The figure of 240,192 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 224 are men and 247 are women
  • 76% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 29 years old
  • 229 in Dublin, 32 in Kildare, 30 in Donegal, 21 in Mayo, 19 in Meath and the remaining 142 cases are spread across 19 other counties

As of 8 am today, 212 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 53 are in ICU. There have been 17 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 6,901 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on April 8. The 14-day (ending at midnight on April 8) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 144.9. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to April 8 is 411. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 34 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today:

  • 3 occurred in April
  • 4 occurred in March
  • 19 occurred in February
  • 5 occurred in January
  • 3 occurred in December or earlier

The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 33 – 96 years. There has been a total of 4,769 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 4,769 deaths reflects this.)

As of Tuesday, April 6, there have been 961,887 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 679,844 people have received their first dose
  • 282,043 people have received their second dose

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said today: “Anyone exposed to COVID-19 over the Easter weekend will now be at their most infectious – please isolate and contact your GP to arrange a test if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.”

Update 10:55 am EST: 113 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 118,032 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 898,123 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 553 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been two COVID-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,125. One of the newly reported deaths occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am April 8 – 10 am April 9, while the other one occurred outside of the current reporting period.

As of April 9, 987,819 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 806,005 were first doses and 181,814 were second doses.

You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

April 8 – 6,860 deaths, 357,642 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 2:30 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,860 COVID-related deaths and 357,642 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,914,065 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 133.38 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.89 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 75.89 million recoveries. 

Update 1:30 pm EST: Ireland’s Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly today confirmed that more than one million vaccines have now been administered in the Republic of Ireland. The country’s vaccine programme began 101 days ago.

We now have over one million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered. This is a significant milestone on the 101st day of the programme. We plan to administer on average one million doses a month for April, May and June. 35 of our vaccination centres are now operational. pic.twitter.com/0TveOVNbrF


— Stephen Donnelly (@DonnellyStephen) April 8, 2021

Update 1:25 pm EST: There have been 400 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 239,723, according to Ireland’s Department of Health.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 205 are men / 193 are women
  • 72% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 35 years old
  • 162 in Dublin, 61 in Kildare, 26 in Cork, 21 in Galway, 17 in Donegal and the remaining 113 cases are spread across 18 other counties.

As of 8 am today, 226 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 55 are in ICU. 11 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,014 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on April 7. The 14-day (ending at midnight on April 7) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 147.3. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to April 7 is 408. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre  has today been notified of 7 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today 2 occurred in April, 2 occurred in March and 3 occurred in February. The median age of those who died was 78 years and the age range was 62 – 89 years. There has been a total of 4,737* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of April 5, there have been 940,883 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 667,182 people have received their first dose
  • 273,701 people have received their second dose

Update 11:55 am EST: 98 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 117,919 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 896,228 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 535 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been two COVID-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,123. Both of the newly reported deaths occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am April 7 – 10 am April 8.

Northern Ireland’s vaccination program has today been expanded to include people between the ages of 40 – 44. Health Minister Robin Swann stated: “Today’s extension of the vaccination programme will be very welcome news to people in this age group.

“Vaccination is by far our best defence against COVID-19 and is essential to our goal of getting Northern Ireland out of lockdown on a sustainable basis.”

As of April 8, 973,182 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 799,410 were first doses and 173,772 were second doses.

You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

April 7 – 6,853 deaths, 357,146 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 2:45 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,853 COVID-related deaths and 357,146 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,894,870 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 132.65 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.87 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 75.36 million recoveries. 

Update 1:25 pm EST: There have been 423 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 239,325, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 5 confirmed cases. The figure of 239,325 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 219 are men and 201 are women
  • 73% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 30 years old
  • 199 in Dublin, 41 in Kildare, 23 in Meath, 20 in Galway, 18 in Westmeath and the remaining 122 are spread across 19 other counties

As of 8 am today, 232 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 56 are in ICU. There have been 13 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,220 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on April 6. The 14-day (ending at midnight on April 6) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 151.6. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to April 6 is 430. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 5 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 4 of these deaths occurred in April, and 1 in February. There has been a total of 4,732 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of April 4, there have been 936,087 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 663,411 people have received their first dose
  • 272,676 people have received their second dose

Update 11:00 am EST: 88 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 117,821 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 894,315 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 561 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been no COVID-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today. The death toll in the region remains at 2,121.

As of April 6, 958,783 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 790,860 were first doses and 167,923 were second doses.

You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

April 6

Update 2:50 pm EST: Globally, there have been more than 132.10 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of today. There have been more than 2.86 million COVID-related deaths and more than 75.02 million recoveries. 

Update 12:45 pm EST: There have been 443 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 238,907, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 confirmed cases. The figure of 238,907 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 239 are men and 203 are women
  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 31 years old
  • 208 in Dublin, 32 in Cork, 24 in Kildare, 20 in Meath, 17 in Donegal and the remaining 142 spread across 19 other counties

As of 8 am today, 261 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 60 are in ICU. There have been 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,482 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on April 4. The 14-day (ending at midnight on April 4) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 157.1. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020, when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to April 4 is 463. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 9 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 3 of these deaths occurred in January, 2 in February, 3 in March, and 1 in April. There has been a total of 4,727 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of April 3, there have been 932,324 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 660,800 people have received their first dose
  • 271,524 people have received their second dose

Update 9:50 am EST: Northern Ireland’s Department of Health will not be fully updating its dashboard until Wednesday, April 7.

57 people have tested positive in the region in the past 24 hours and three more deaths have been reported.

The Department of Health #COVID19 Dashboard will be fully updated on Wednesday 7 April. The following information is available today:

57 people have tested positive in the past 24 hours. Sadly, 3 deaths have been reported. pic.twitter.com/YmINnHS6Ed


— Department of Health (@healthdpt) April 6, 2021

April 4

Update 12:45 pm EST: Globally, there have been more than 131.51 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date. There have been more than 2.85 million COVID-related deaths and more than 74.69 million recoveries. 

Update 11:35 am EST: There have been 320 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 238,466, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 confirmed cases. The figure of 238,466 confirmed cases reflects this.)

No new deaths were reported in the Republic of Ireland today; the death toll remains at 4,718.

As of April 2, there have been 923,878 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 655,292 people have received their first dose
  • 268,586 people have received their second dose

Update 11:10 am EST: Northern Ireland’s Department of Health will not be fully updating its dashboard until Wednesday, April 7.

89 people have tested positive in the region in the past 48 hours and 2 more deaths have been reported.

The Department of Health #COVID19 Dashboard will be fully updated on Wednesday 7 April. The following information is available today:

89 people have tested positive in the past 48 hours. Sadly, 2 deaths have been reported. pic.twitter.com/g32KY7nEjb


— Department of Health (@healthdpt) April 5, 2021

April 3

Update 11:50 am EST: The Department of Health has announced 511 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of confirmed infections in Ireland to 237,695. 

The Department also announced two further COVID-19-related deaths as Ireland’s death toll rose to 4,715. 

There are currently 242 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 65 requiring intensive care. 

As of March 31,  865,460 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Ireland, with 619,003 people receiving the first dose and 246,457 receiving both doses. 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has reported 84 new cases of the virus, taking the total number of infections in the region to 117,587. 

The Department reported no new coronavirus deaths as Northern Ireland’s death toll remained at 2,116.

Northern Ireland’s hospital occupancy currently stands at 96% with 16 coronavirus patients in intensive care and 10 patients on a ventilator. 

Six Northern Irish care homes are currently dealing with an outbreak of the virus. 

There have now been 355,282 cases of the virus between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic last year in addition to 6,831 COVID deaths. 

April 2 – 6,829 deaths, 354,690 cases between Ireland and NI

Update 12:45 pm EST: There have now been 354,690 confirmed cases of the coronavirus between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic in addition to 6,829 deaths. 

Globally, there have been 130.4 million cases of the virus and 2.84 million deaths. A total of 105 million people are estimated to have recovered from the virus.

Update 11:30 am EST: The Department of Health has announced 591 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in Ireland to 237,187. 

The Department also announced eight further COVID-19-related deaths as Ireland’s death toll rose to 4,713. 

There are currently 264 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals – the lowest level of hospitalizations since Christmas Day – with 62 people requiring intensive care. 

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population currently stands at 166.6 with 7,935 cases diagnosed over the past two weeks. 

Of the cases reported today, 72% were under the age of 45, while 288 were reported in Dublin. 

Elsewhere, 40 cases were reported in Kildare, 30 in Meath, 28 in Westmeath, 27 in Laois, and the remaining 178 cases were spread across 19 other counties.

A total of 840,561 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland as of March 30, with 603,802 people receiving the first dose and 236,759 people receiving both doses. 

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronan Glynn urged people to keep their contacts low over the Easter weekend and encouraged people from different households to only meet up outdoors. He also advised people not to travel in a car with someone from a different household. 

Update 10 am EST: The Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 107 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of confirmed infections in the region to 117,503. 

The Department also confirmed one further COVID-19-related death as Northern Ireland’s death toll rose to 2,116. 

A total of 846 people have tested positive for the virus over the past seven days, down from 1,062 the previous week. 

There are currently 112 COVID-19 patients in Northern Irish hospitals with 17 in intensive care and nine on a ventilator. 

Northern Ireland’s hospital occupancy currently stands at 98%, while six Northern Irish care homes are dealing with outbreaks of the virus. 

April 1 – 6,720 deaths, 353,996 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 3:55 pm EST: The Irish government has today expanded its list of “high-risk” countries. Travelers arriving in the Republic of Ireland from these countries are subject to a mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine at their own expense.

You can learn more about which countries are subject to Ireland’s mandatory hotel quarantine here and how the quarantine system works here.

Update 3:35 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,720 COVID-related deaths and 353,996 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,721,442 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 129.24 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.82 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 73.28 million recoveries. 

Update 3:30 pm EST:  Dr. Michael McBride, the Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland, and Dr. Ronan Glynn, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Ireland, have today issued a joint statement urging people across the island of Ireland to adhere to public health restrictions over the Easter holiday weekend.

The letter states: “Easter is a time when, traditionally, many of us spend time with our families and loved ones. Unfortunately, this Easter, we still have a very dangerous, very transmissible virus, circulating in our communities that continues to spread and cause serious illness and, sadly, death.

“People in all corners of Ireland have continued to follow the public health advice by quietly taking all the appropriate actions to protect all of us from this disease. Most people are making a huge sacrifice and missing time with loved ones in order for us to stay on course with the public health guidance.

“We must ask that, once again, we work together to prevent a further wave of infection by celebrating this Easter safely. Please continue to stick with the public heath advice and avoid visiting other homes at this time. Do not give this virus the opportunities it is seeking to spread.

“We have already seen the clear bonus that vaccinations are bringing with cases and deaths in nursing homes and hospitals and cases amongst healthcare workers falling dramatically across the island. There are much brighter days ahead.

“If we can stick with these measures, we can avoid another wave and all of us, together, will be able to look back as a society, and reflect proudly on how we came together to protect each other and save lives.”

Update 12:40 pm EST: There have been 761 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 236,600, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 15 confirmed cases. The figure of 236,600 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 383 are men and 373 are women
  • 72% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 33 years old
  • 372 in Dublin, 55 in Meath, 43 in Cork, 40 in Kildare, 38 in Offaly and the remaining 213 cases are spread across 19 other counties

As of 8 am today, 274 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 63 are in ICU. There have been 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,851 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 31. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 31) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 164.9. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 31 is 536. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 18 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, 11 occurred in March, and 7 occurred in February. The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 59 – 95 years. There has been a total of 4,705 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of March 28, there have been 819,676 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 590,688 people have received their first dose
  • 228,988 people have received their second dose

Update 11:10 am EST: 107 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 117,396 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 886,504 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 915 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been no COVID-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today for the second day in a row. The death toll in the region remains at 2,015.

As of April 1, 901,766 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 756,013 were first doses and 145,753 were second doses.

You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

March 31 – 6,702 deaths, 353,143 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 2:15 pm EST: The Irish government has today published its updated Provisional Vaccine Allocation Groups. You can read more here.

Update 2:00 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,702 COVID-related deaths and 353,143 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,694,139 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 128.49 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.80 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 72.89 million recoveries. 

Update 12:55  pm EST: There have been 411 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 235,854, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed case. The figure of 235,854 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 202 are men and 209 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 35 years old
  • 150 in Dublin, 31 in Donegal, 25 in Kildare, 25 in Wexford, 21 in Offaly and the remaining 159 cases are spread across 17 other counties

As of 8 am today, 297 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 67 are in ICU. There have been 16 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,669 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 30. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 30) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 161.1. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 30 is 509. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19. All reported deaths occurred in March. The median age of those who died was 79 years and the age range was 49 – 87 years. There has been a total of 4,687 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of March 28, there have been 806,541 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 580,857 people have received their first dose
  • 225,684 people have received their second dose

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said today: “Together with all of the basic public health measures with which we are all now so familiar, vaccination will significantly reduce risk of COVID-19 over the next relatively short period of time. It will radically reduce mortality when those over 70 are fully vaccinated but will initially have a smaller effect on hospitalisation and critical care until the wider adult population, especially vulnerable adults and those aged 50-69 years, are protected by vaccination.

“There is a critical window over the next 8 weeks where any significant increase in close contact is likely to lead to a significant fourth wave of infection in the range of that experienced in January 2021.

“We can and should be optimistic for an enjoyable summer ahead but, in the meantime, we have to continue to work together to prevent a further wave of infection as we accelerate vaccination across society and maintain our health services.”

Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said today: “The Reproduction number is currently estimated at 1.0 – 1.3. If the epidemic is growing again now, the doubling time is estimated at 35 days or longer.

“When comparing the risks of levels of social mixing now and over the coming months with that which applied in 2020, we need to take into account the B.1.1.7 variant and how easily that transmits, and we must also take account of the vaccination-induced immunity that will progressively protect us and make it more difficult for the virus to transmit.

“Vaccination will contribute greatly to the easing of measures in the coming months, however now we need to keep transmission as low as possible so that vaccination of the population can take place and have the desired effect.”

Dr. Siobhán Ni Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist and Integrated Care Lead, HSE, said today: “We are continuing to review instances of ‘long-COVID’. While the evidence base is limited to date, the studies available indicate that people who have had COVID-19 have reported a drop in quality of life including greater difficulty doing usual activities as well as increases in fatigue, anxiety and loss of sense of taste and or smell. One study suggests that outcomes are worse in working age females than males, in those who were hospitalised.

“The long-term impact of post-COVID syndromes on the working age population is not well understood but it could be significant. Our best defence against long term health impacts such as those noted above is still to adhere to the public health advice. Stay safe by sticking with your bubble and enjoy the outdoors.”

Professor Pete Lunn, Behavioural Research Unit, ESRI, said today: “Compliance remains generally high, but the behaviour of a minority is increasing the risk for all of us. Even this minority are trying to stick to restrictions in most aspects, but they are nevertheless visiting other homes. It would be much better if people could instead meet at outdoor locations and maintain distance.

“Our research finds that three psychological factors are linked to increased social activity: how worried people are in general by the virus, whether they view the restrictions as coherent, and how they personally view the trade-off between preventing the spread of the virus against the burden of the restrictions. Interestingly, we don’t find that fatigue is directly linked to behaviour. Those who say they are most tired of the restrictions are not more likely to break them. Rather, what matters is whether they view the benefit to society from preventing the spread of the virus as more important.”

Update 12:00 pm EST: 123 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 117,289 according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 884,052 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 977 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been no COVID-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today. The death toll in the region remains at 2,015.

As of March 31, 887,598 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 749,112 were first doses and 138,486 were second doses.

As of today, Northern Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccination programme has been extended to people in the 45-49 age bracket. Everyone aged 45 and over in Northern Ireland can now book to have their jab at a vaccination centre or participating community pharmacy.

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health Robin Swann, who today received his first COVID vaccination jab, said: “Vaccination is absolutely vital as we move forward out of this pandemic. Great work has been done at pace to progress the programme but we need to maintain that momentum.

“Whether you are in this latest age group, or one of the other eligible groups, please don’t delay in getting the vaccine. As we keep saying, the best time to book is now.”

You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

March 30 – The Republic of Ireland has a new road map, with vaccines in mind

Updated 2:40pm EST: Ireland’s leader, Taoiseach Micheal Martin has announced that Ireland will begin a phased reopening following its period of Level 5 lockdown since New Years’. As of April 12, Irish people will be allowed to freely travel within their own county while social interactions will remains restricted…. Read more here. 

Updated 12:30pm EST: 6,796 deaths and 352,610 cases in Northern Ireland the Republic since the start of the pandemic.

The Republic of Ireland has reported 14 more deaths due to covid today and 368 new cases of the coronavirus. This brings the death toll to 4,681 while the case count stands at 235,444.

Of today’s recorded deaths 12 occurred during the month of  March, one in February, and one in January. The median age of those who died was 83 years and the age range was 68 – 97 years.

In Northern Ireland, a further five deaths were reported today and 151 new cases. The death toll in the North now stands at 2,115.

As of today hospital bed occupancy in Northern Ireland is at 97%. 

March 29 – 6,678 deaths, 352,093 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 3:05 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,678 COVID-related deaths and 352,093 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,642,057 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 127.44 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.78 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 72.27 million recoveries. 

Update 2:50 pm EST: There have been 539 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 235,078, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 confirmed cases. The figure of 235,078 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 288 are men and 249 are women
  • 73% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 32 years old
  • 262 in Dublin, 32 in Kildare, 30 in Westmeath, 26 in Galway, 21 in Meath, 21 in Offaly and the remaining 147 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8am today, 331 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 70 are in ICU. There have been 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,796 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 28. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 28) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 163.7. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 28 is 591. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,667 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of March 26, there have been 786,569 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 567,023 people have received their first dose
  • 219,546 people have received their second dose

NPHET and the Irish Cabinet engaged in meetings today and it is expected that tomorrow, March 30, announcements will be made regarding the next phase of lockdowns across the Republic of Ireland. As it stands, the current restrictions in the country are set to last until April 5, next Monday.

Update 10:30 am EST: 65 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 117,015, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

Today’s figure of 65 new cases is the lowest daily number of new cases reported in Northern Ireland since September 9.

To date, 879,262 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,016 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been no COVID-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today. The death toll in the region remains at 2,011.

As of March 29, 855,488 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 730,471 were first doses and 125,017 were second doses.

Elsewhere, the mass vaccination centre at the SSE Arena in Belfast has opened today to anyone over the age of 50 who is eligible to receive the vaccine.

‘If you’re in an eligible group, book your vaccine and don’t delay’ says Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride speaking at the opening of the regional vaccination centre at the @SSEBelfastArena pic.twitter.com/5AiLDUusvo


— Department of Health (@healthdpt) March 29, 2021

You can find out if you’re eligible for vaccination in Northern Ireland here.

March 28

Update 1 pm EST: The Department of Health has announced 604 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of confirmed infections in Ireland to 234,541. 

The Department also reported 13 further COVID-19-related deaths as Ireland’s death toll rose to 4,666.

There are currently 322 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 66 requiring intensive care. 

Of the cases announced today, 77% were under the age of 45, while 224 cases were reported in Dublin. 

Elsewhere, 45 cases were reported in Donegal, 36 in Kildare, 34 in Limerick, 26 in Tipperary, and the remaining cases were spread across 20 other counties.

As of March 25, 760,168 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland, with 548,945 people receiving the first dose and 211,223 people receiving both doses. 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 116 new cases of the virus, taking the total number of confirmed infections in the region to 116,950. 

The Department additionally announced two further COVID-19-related deaths as Northern Ireland’s death toll rose to 2,111. 

A total of 1,061 people have tested positive for the virus in Northern Ireland over the past seven days and there are currently 126 COVID-19 patients in Northern Irish hospitals with 15 requiring intensive care and 11 on a ventilator. 

Northern Irish hospitals are operating at 93% occupancy, while there active outbreaks of the virus in six care homes in Northern Ireland. 

There have now been 351,491 cases of the coronavirus between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic in addition to 6,777 COVID deaths. 

March 27

Update 1:40 pm EST: The Department of Health has announced 624 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of confirmed infections in Ireland to 233,937. 

The Department also reported two further COVID-19-related deaths as Ireland’s death toll rose to 4,653. 

There are currently 304 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 64 requiring intensive care. The number of COVID hospitalizations in Ireland has fallen 85% from its Jan. 20 peak of 2,020, while Ireland’s ICU figures have fallen by 70% from their peak of 224 on Jan. 24. 

Of the cases reported today, 75% were under the age of 45, while 308 cases were reported in Dublin. 

Elsewhere, 41 cases were reported in Kildare, 38 in Donegal, 31 in Meath, 29 in Offaly, and the remaining cases were spread across 18 other counties.

As of March 24, 732,678 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland with 529,984 people receiving the first dose of the vaccine and 202,694 receiving both doses.

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has confirmed 138 new cases of the virus, taking the total number of infections in the region to 116,834. 

The Department also announced two further COVID-19-related deaths as Northern Ireland’s death toll rose to 2,109. 

There are currently 130 COVID-19 patients in Northern Irish hospitals, with 14 in intensive care and 10 requiring a ventilator, while Northern Ireland’s hospital occupancy currently stands at 93%. 

There are active outbreaks of the virus in six Northern Irish care homes. 

There have now been 350,771 confirmed cases of the virus between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic last year in addition to 6,762 deaths. 

March 26 – 6,758 deaths, 350,023 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 2:20 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,758 COVID-related deaths and 350,023 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,534,658 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 125.74 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.75 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 71.26 million recoveries. 

Update 2:05 pm EST: There have been 584 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 233,327, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 15 confirmed cases. The figure of 233,327 confirmed cases reflects this.)

115,814 COVID tests have been completed in the last seven days in the Republic of Ireland, with a positive rate of 3.7 percent.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 297 are men and 286 are women
  • 72% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 34 years old
  • 222 in Dublin, 44 in Kildare, 33 in Offaly, 31 in Meath, 29 in Westmeath and the remaining 225 cases are spread across 19 other counties

As of 8 am today, 317 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 67 are in ICU. There have been 25 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,530 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 25. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 25) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 158.1. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 25 is 552. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 20 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, 11 occurred in March, 3 in February and 6 in January. The median age of those who died was 73 years. The age range was 57-91 years. There has been a total of 4,651 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of March 23, there have been 709,348 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 515,800 people have received their first dose
  • 193,548 people have received their second dose

Update 10:25 am EST: Today is the first day of mandatory hotel quarantine for people arriving into the Republic of Ireland from countries that have been deemed “high risk.” There are currently 33 countries on the list.

You can read more about the mandatory hotel quarantine system that has begun in Ireland here.

Update 10:20 am EST: 181 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 116,696, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 873,421 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,061 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been no COVID-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today for the third day in a row. The death toll in the region remains at 2,107.

As of March 26, 825,310 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 711,673 were first doses and 113,637 were second doses.

March 25 – 6,738 deaths, 349,273 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 3:40 pm EST: In an update shared earlier today, Ireland’s Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly says he expects to see four in every five adults in the Republic of Ireland to have been offered a vaccine by the end of June.

He also said: “The vaccines are working and they’re working really well.”

The number of cases of Covid among those aged 85 and older, over the past two weeks alone, has fallen by nearly a half. This contrasts with a lower 9 per cent decrease in case numbers in all those aged under 85, where the vast majority are unvaccinated.


— Stephen Donnelly (@DonnellyStephen) March 25, 2021

Update 3:30 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,738 COVID-related deaths and 349,273 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,498,690 COVID vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 125.16 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 2.74 million COVID-related deaths and more than 70.93 million recoveries. 

Update 3:15 pm EST: There have been 606 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 232,758, according to Ireland’s Department of Health.

Of the COVID cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 298 are men and 305 are women
  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 33 years old
  • 249 in Dublin, 57 in Donegal, 39 in Kildare, 32 in Meath, 31 in Louth and the remaining 198 cases are spread across all other counties

As of 8 am today, 312 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 75 are in ICU. There have been 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

110,011 COVID tests have been completed in the last seven days in the Republic of Ireland, with a positive rate of 3.8 percent.

There have been 7,597 new COVID cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 24. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 24) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 159.5. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 24 is 589. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, 2 occurred in March and 1 in February. There has been a total of 4,631 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of March 22, there have been 690,449 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 503,796 people have received their first dose
  • 186,653 people have received their second dose

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said today: “The vast majority of people are making a huge sacrifice and missing time with loved ones in order for us to stay on course with the public health guidance.

“However, we know that in the week ending March 14th, approximately one-in-ten people visited another household for social reasons, with most of these visits involving time spent indoors. While this clearly demonstrates that the vast majority of people are sticking with the public health guidance, it does represent a significant change versus January when just one in 20 people were visiting other homes for social reasons.

“Please continue to stick with the public health advice and avoid visiting other homes at this time – do not give this virus the opportunities it is seeking to spread.”

Dr. Lorraine Nolan, Chief Executive Officer, Health Products Regulatory Authority said today: “People can be assured about the transparency and honesty of the vaccines monitoring and approvals process.

“Where there is any indication of concern in relation to side effects of a vaccine, even in a very small number of cases across the EU, we have seen that appropriate steps will be taken to ensure further investigation if needed. There are risks associated with all vaccines but with COVID-19, the benefits of a vaccine far outweigh the risks for a very small number of cases. Rigorous monitoring and safety reporting is ongoing by the HPRA in partnership with our EU partners.

“We have three safe and effective vaccines, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Moderna and we will shortly add the Johnson and Johnson vaccine to increase the roll out of protection against this highly transmissible disease.”

Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said today: “We are experiencing a levelling off in the daily incidence rate of COVID-19 and the concern is that we could so easily move backwards and undo the progress that has been hard-earned since the beginning of the year. The pattern isn’t entirely clear and continues to be volatile, so we’ll be monitoring this quite carefully over the coming weeks.

“It is important to remember that when the infection gets into a household the transmission rates are very high – up to one-third of contacts within a household will subsequently become infected. It is critically important during this very volatile stage that we minimise our contacts where possible and follow public health advice.”

Dr. Miriam Owens, Director of Public Health, HSE, said today: “Today sees the opening of new walk-in test centres in areas of high transmission to enable increased ease of access to testing facilities for people who don’t have symptoms. If you do experience symptoms, I would encourage you to contact your GP to arrange a test as soon as possible.

“Together we can break the chains of transmission of this infection, by washing our hands, keeping a safe distance, and by avoiding all non-essential activity where you are mixing with others.”

Update 12:55 pm EST: The Irish government has today provided an update on the country’s COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to the Republic of Ireland.

As of Sunday 21 March, 680,015 doses of vaccine have been administered in Ireland. Vaccination with AstraZeneca was deferred throughout most of Week 11.

Moderna Inc has requested that 50% of its vaccine is held back for second doses. Similarly, an appropriate buffer amount is built up and held back for all vaccines to ensure the availability of second doses for the following week. 

Currently, about 95% of available vaccines are administered within seven days of arrival in Ireland.

  • Week 9 2021

    • Pfizer 57,330
    • Moderna –
    • AstraZeneca 36,000

  • Week 10 2021

    • Pfizer 60,840
    • Moderna –
    • AstraZeneca 84,000
  • Week 11 2021

    • Pfizer 59,670
    • Moderna 27,600
    • AstraZeneca 9,600
  • Total vaccines received to and including March 19, 2021: 855,360

    • Pfizer 570,960
    • Moderna 68,400
    • AstraZeneca 216,000

Update 11:25 am EST: 183 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 116,515, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 870,474 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,054 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been no COVID-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today for the second day in a row. The death toll in the region remains at 2,107.

As of March 25, 808,241 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 703,334 were first doses and 104,907 were second doses.

March 24 – 6,735 deaths, 348,496 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 2:35 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,735 COVID-related deaths and 348,496 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,471,132 COVID vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 124.47 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.73 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 70.63 million recoveries. 

Update 2:05 pm EST: There have been 683 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 232,164, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 4 confirmed cases. The figure of 232,164 confirmed cases reflects this.)

105,704 COVID tests have been completed in the last seven days in the Republic of Ireland, with a positive rate of 4 percent.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 324 are men and 359 are women
  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 32 years old
  • 308 in Dublin, 68 in Donegal, 49 in Kildare, 35 in Meath, 30 in Offaly and the remaining 193 cases are spread across 21 other counties

As of 8 am today, 329 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 76 are in ICU. There have been 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,586 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 23. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 23) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 159.3. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 23 is 573. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 18 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, 6 occurred in March, 7 in February and 5 in January. There has been a total of 4,628 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of March 21, there have been 680,015 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 495,824 people have received their first dose
  • 184,191 people have received their second dose

Update 11:45 am EST: 139 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 116,332, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 867,584 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,014 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been no COVID-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today. The death toll in the region remains at 2,107.

As of March 24, 791,117 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 694,863 were first doses and 96,254 were second doses.

March 23 – 6,717 deaths, 347,677 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 3:10 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,717 COVID-related deaths and 347,677 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,452,157 COVID vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 123.96 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 2.72 million COVID-related deaths and more than 70.32 million recoveries. 

Update 2:00 pm EST: There have been 371newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 231,484, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 6 confirmed cases. The figure of 231,484 confirmed cases reflects this.)

101,715 COVID tests have been completed in the last seven days in the Republic of Ireland. The positivity rating for the past seven days is 4 percent.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 183 are men and 187 are women
  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 30 years old
  • 151 in Dublin, 31 in Offaly, 27 in Donegal, 25 in Galway, 21 in Meath, and the remaining 116 cases are spread across 16 other counties

As of 8 am today, 357 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 76 are in ICU. There have been 25 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,538 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 22. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 22) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 158.3. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 22 is 538. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 24 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 12 deaths occurred in March, 10 in February, and 2 in January. The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 49 – 100 years. There has been a total of 4,610 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 deaths. The figure of 4,610 deaths reflects this.)

As of March 20, there have been 675,946 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 492,106 people have received their first dose
  • 183,840 people have received their second dose

Update 1:05 pm EST: Mandatory hotel quarantine for arrivals from certain “high risk” countries comes into effect in the Republic of Ireland beginning Friday, March 26. You can learn more here.

Update 12:10 pm EST: 174 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 116,193, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 865,728 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,048 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been two more COVID-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,107. Both of the newly reported deaths occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am March 22 – 10 am March 23.

As of March 21, 776,211 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 687,528 were first doses and 88,683 were second doses.

March 22 – 6,693 deaths, 347,138 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 3:00 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,693 COVID-related deaths and 347,138 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,414,783 COVID vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 123.51 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.71 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 69.97 million recoveries. 

Update 2:20 pm EST: There have been 520 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 231,119, according to Ireland’s Department of Health

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 258 are men and 262 are women
  • 79% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 28 years old
  • 242 in Dublin, 36 in Meath, 30 in Offaly, 29 in Kildare, 25 in Wicklow and the remaining 158 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8 am today, 359 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 81 are in ICU. There have been 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,481 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 21. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 21) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 157.1. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 21 is 580. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,588 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of March 19, there have been 668,529 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 487,466 people have received their first dose
  • 181,063 people have received their second dose

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said today: “It is a very welcome development to see new visitation guidance for nursing homes coming into effect from today. As we begin to experience the benefits of vaccination, it is a reminder of what we are collectively working towards, a vaccination rollout that, along with our other protective measures, will end this pandemic.

“People have worked exceptionally hard over the past three months to reduce transmission in our communities. We have shown time and again that we can act collectively to protect one another. Please keep this going over the coming weeks.”

Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group said today: “For the week of the 7th-13th of March, 60% of disease incidence is taking place through close contact transmission and 24% in the community. 59% of transmissions are occurring in households. Outside of the household, almost half of transmissions are occurring in social gatherings and the workplace.”

Dr. Cillian de Gascun, Medical Virologist and Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory, said today: “The B117 variant, Ireland’s most dominant variant of COVID-19 accounts for more than 90% of our cases and is extremely transmissible. Public health advice aims to limit the opportunities this virus has to spread, and it should be noted that B117 does not need much opportunity to do so. The most effective way to stop the spread of this variant and all variants of COVID-19 is to limit your social contacts and follow public health advice.”

Dr. Máirín Ryan, Deputy CEO of HIQA and Director of Health Technology Assessment, said today: “Today, HIQA published an international review on public health measures and strategies to limit the spread of COVID-19. Ireland took a robust approach from the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 and maintained low hospitalisations and ICU admissions per million population when compared to other countries.

“All countries with a published risk framework that is applied at national level are currently operating at the highest risk level.

“All countries included in the report have launched their COVID-19 vaccination programmes, with Israel having the largest share of its population fully vaccinated (47.5%) followed by Switzerland (4.3%) and Denmark (4.2%). In Ireland, 3.3% of the population were fully vaccinated by the 12th of March.”

Update 11:45 am EST: President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina have both received the COVID vaccine, it was confirmed today.

Their turn having come, President Higgins and Sabina were grateful to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination from their local GP on Friday.


— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) March 22, 2021

Update 11:10 am EST: 87 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 116,019, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

This is the first time in about six months that the daily number of newly reported cases was below 100.

To date, 863,860 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,050 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There has been one more COVID-related death reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,105. The newly reported death occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am March 21 – 10 am March 22.

As of March 21, 746,254 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 667,758 were first doses and 78,496 were second doses.

March 21

Update 1:50 pm EST: The Department of Health has announced 769 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest number of daily cases since Feb. 26.

There have now been 230,600  confirmed infections in Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic. 

The Department also reported two further COVID-19-related deaths as Ireland’s death toll rose to 4,587. 

There are currently 360 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 82 patients requiring intensive care. 

Of the cases announced today, 75% were under the age of 45, while 284 cases were reported in Dublin. 

Elsewhere, 67 cases were reported in Donegal, 47 in Offaly, 45 in Meath, and 44 in Kildare. The remaining 282 cases were spread across 20 other counties. 

There has been a 9% week-on-week increase in case numbers compared to last week, according to Professor Philip Nolan of NPHET’s epidemiological modeling advisory group.

As of March 18, 654,251 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland with 478,725 receiving the first dose and 175,526 people receiving both doses.

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 125 new cases of the virus, taking the total of infections in the region to 115,932. 

The Department also announced one further COVID-19-related death as Northern Ireland’s death toll rose to 2,104.

There have been 1,072 confirmed cases of the virus in the past seven days, a drop of 241 compared to last week. 

There are currently 158 COVID-19 patients in Northern Irish hospitals with 14 requiring intensive care. 

There have now been 346,532 cases of the virus between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic last year in addition to 6,691 deaths. 

March 20 

Update 1:30 pm EST: The Department of Health has announced 525 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of confirmed infections in Ireland to 229,831. 

The Department also reported nine further COVID-19-related deaths as Ireland’s death toll rose to 4,585. 

There are currently 328 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 83 requiring intensive care. 

Of the cases announced today, 68% were under the age of 45, while 266 cases were reported in Dublin. 

Elsewhere, 33 cases were reported in Meath, 29 in Wexford, 25 in Offaly, and 24 in Donegal. The remaining 148 cases were spread across 19 other counties.

There were no new cases reported in Kerry and Leitrim, while there were fewer than five cases reported in Carlow, Westmeath, Limerick, Sligo, Mayo, Monaghan, Clare, and Kilkenny. 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 159 new cases of the virus, taking the total number of confirmed infections in the region to 115,807. 

There have been 1,085 confirmed cases of the virus in Northern Ireland over the past seven days, down from 1,319 in the previous week. 

The Department reported no further COVID-19-related deaths on Saturday, meaning that Northern Ireland’s death toll remains at 2,103. 

There are currently 156 COVID-19 patients in Northern Irish hospitals with 18 requiring intensive care and 16 on a ventilator. Northern Ireland’s hospital occupancy currently stands at 98%. 

Northern Ireland has now administered 726,290 doses of the coronavirus vaccine, with 655,581 receiving the first dose and 70,709 people receiving both doses. 

Ireland, on the other hand, has administered 639,586 doses of the vaccine as of March 17, with 468,328 people receiving the first dose and 171,258 people receiving both doses. 

There have now been 345,638 confirmed cases of the virus between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic in addition to 6,688 deaths.

March 19 – 6,679 deaths, 344,954 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 3:05 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,679 COVID-related deaths and 344,954 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,358,649 vaccine doses administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 122.06 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.69 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 69.12 million recoveries. 

Update 2:00 pm EST: Ireland’s Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has today confirmed that clinicians in the Republic of Ireland can resume administering the AstraZeneca vaccine again from this weekend.

The Irish government temporarily suspended the administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine last weekend amid concerns about blood clots. 12 other countries in the EU also suspended the use of the vaccine.

On Thursday, however, the EMA confirmed that the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh the risks.

Good news on the restarting of AstraZeneca. The HSE is this evening updating clinicians and the information leaflet and will be administering the vaccine this weekend, as well as the already planned vaccination activity. pic.twitter.com/vg3LiClW9R


— Stephen Donnelly (@DonnellyStephen) March 19, 2021

Update 1:50 pm EST: There have been 507 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 229,306, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data has resulted in the re-classification of 3 probable cases to confirmed status. The figure of 229,306 confirmed cases reflects this.)

93,958 tests have been completed in the Republic of Ireland over the last seven days, with a positivity rate of 3.9 percent.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 249 are men and 255 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 33 years old
  • 216 in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 29 in Galway, 24 in Offaly, 18 in Tipperary, and the remaining 180 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8 am today, 336 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 87 are in ICU. 43 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,165 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 18. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 18) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 150.5. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 18 is 513. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 10 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 9 deaths occurred in March, 1 date of death remains under investigation. The median age of those who died was 75 years and the age range was 45 – 88 years. There has been a total of 4,576 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of March 16, 632,359 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 463,500 people have received their first dose
  • 168,859 people have received their second dose

Update 12:15 pm EST: The Russian Ambassador to Ireland Yuriy Filatov said in a statement today that Russia is prepared to “cooperate” with the Republic of Ireland on the distribution of its Sputnik vaccine.

He wrote: “There has been a great interest in Sputnik V in many quarters of the world. As of today, this vaccine is approved for use in 51 countries with a total population of over 1.3 billion people. Russia continues to receive many requests from partners, including the EU members, for direct supplies of Sputnik V. 

“Interestingly, many Irish citizens and media representatives regularly write to the Embassy asking if the Irish government contacted on the issue of  Sputnik V supplies and seeking the ways to receive the Russian jab. I would like to assure all of them that we would like to help and are open for any discussions on vaccine supplies to Ireland as well as other aspects of cooperation with the Russian vaccine producers – if there is an interest on the Irish Government side.”

Update 12:00 pm EST: 137 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 115,648, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 859,434 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,102 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been three more COVID-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,103. All three of the newly reported deaths occurred inside the current reporting period, 10 am March 18 – 10 am March 19.

As of March 19, 726,290 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 655,581 were first doses and 70,709 were second doses.

March 18 – 6,667 deaths, 344,307 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 3:40 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,667 COVID-related deaths and 344,307 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,308,198 vaccinations administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 121.54 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.68 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 68.84 million recoveries. 

Update 2:20 pm EST:  There have been 582 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 228,796, according to Ireland’s Department of Health.

97,533 tests have been completed in the Republic of Ireland over the last seven days, with a positivity rate of 3.8 percent.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 290 are men / 291 are women
  • 74% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 32 years old
  • 156 in Dublin, 23 in Meath, 19 in Donegal, 15 in Louth, 14 in Kildare and the remaining 198 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

As of 8 am today, 345 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 83 are in ICU. 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,179 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 17. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 17) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 150.8. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 17 is 489. 

There have been no deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There has been a total of 4,566 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of March 15, 620,580 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 455,182 people have received their first dose
  • 165,398 people have received their second dose

Update 12:40 pm EST: The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has today confirmed that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine’s “benefits still outweigh the risks despite possible link to rare blood clots with low blood platelets.”

The EMA that “around 20 million people in the UK and EEA had received the vaccine as of March 16 and EMA had reviewed only 7 cases of blood clots in multiple blood vessels (disseminated intravascular coagulation, DIC) and 18 cases of CVST.

“A causal link with the vaccine is not proven, but is possible and deserves further analysis.”

On March 14, the Republic of Ireland temporarily suspended the administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine amid concerns about blood clots. 12 other countries in the EU also suspended use of the vaccine.

Update 12:30 pm EST: 169 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 115,511, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 857,758 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,152 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There has been one COVID-related death reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,101. The one newly reported death occurred inside the current reporting period, 10 am March 17 – 10 am March 18.

As of March 18, 713,392 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 646,190 were first doses and67,202 were second doses.

March 17

Update 1:55 pm EST: There have been 557 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 228,215, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 confirmed cases. The figure of 227,663 confirmed cases reflects this.)

99,088 tests have been completed in the Republic of Ireland over the last seven days, with a positivity rate of 3.8 percent.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 262 are men / 291 are women
  • 74% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 29 years old
  • 229 in Dublin, 58 in Kildare, 34 in Donegal, 31 in Meath, 24 in Tipperary and the remaining 181 cases are spread across all other counties.

As of 8 am today, 350 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 83 are in ICU. 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,048 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 16. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 16) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 148. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020, when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 16 is 481. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 17 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 9 deaths occurred in March, 4 in February, and 4 occurred in January or earlier. The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 51 – 94 years. There has been a total of 4,566 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of March 14th, 617,050 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 452,554 people have received their first dose
  • 164,496 people have received their second dose

Update 12:05 pm EST: Northern Ireland’s Department of Health is not updating its dashboard today, but has confirmed 161 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths in the region over the past 24 hours.

161 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. No deaths have been reported.

The Department of Health #COVID19 dashboard will be updated tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/g5JUwlzCBd


— Department of Health (@healthdpt) March 17, 2021

March 16 – 6,652 deaths, 342,844 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 4:25 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,652 COVID-related deaths and 342,844 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,308,198 vaccinations administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 120.51 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.66 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 68.32 million recoveries. 

Update 4:10 pm EST: Taoiseach Micheal Martin today issued an appeal for people to not congregate tomorrow, St. Patrick’s Day:

“Saint Patrick’s Day is a special occasion for every Irish person around the world. It is a day when we celebrate our nation, our heritage and our people.

“This year, the day carries an added poignancy as we reflect on a year that has been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the loss of more than 6,500 family, friends and neighbours across the island who have died with the virus.

“We normally spend this day with our extended family and friends going to parades or to sporting events. Unfortunately, we cannot do this tomorrow.

“The enormous effort that the entire country has put in to drive down the rate of infection is working. We have successfully reduced the pressure on our health service, and we are moving in the right direction, but we are at a crossroads.

“The variant that is now dominant in the country is much more contagious and therefore much more dangerous. We must keep it under control and I am hopeful that everyone will make a special effort to mark the day in a COVID safe manner. It is very important that people do not congregate or meet up for social gatherings in their homes or anywhere else. To do so would be to undermine all of the sacrifices we have made to date.

“The opportunity to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day will come again. Our vaccination programme continues to be rolled out and as supply increases, we will get them to people quickly. But for the moment, we must continue to observe the current restrictions.

“Lá Fhéile Pádraig is the day when the world honours the Irish people. There can be no better way to honour our people in 2021 than to stay focused and avoid another wave of infection with this terrible virus.”

Update 2:45 pm EST: There have been 349 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 227,663, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 confirmed cases. The figure of 227,663 confirmed cases reflects this.)

99,371 tests have been completed in the Republic of Ireland over the last seven days, with a positivity rate of 3.8 percent.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 172 are men and 177 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 33 years old
  • 156 in Dublin, 23 in Meath, 19 in Donegal, 15 in Louth, 14 in Kildare and the remaining 122 cases are spread across all other counties

As of 8 am today, 355 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 88 are in ICU. There have been 36 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,052 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 15. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 15) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 148.1. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 15 is 499. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 18 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 17 deaths occurred in March, and 1 in February. The median age of those who died was 78 years and the age range was 55 – 102 years. There has been a total of 4,552 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of March 13, there have been 615,934 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 451,589 people have received their first dose
  • 164,345 people have received their second dose

Update 11:25 am EST: 164 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 115,181, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 853,882 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,208 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There has been one COVID-related death reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,100. The one newly reported death occurred inside the current reporting period, 10 am March 15 – 10 am March 16.

As of March 16, 692,264 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 634,019 were first doses and 58,245 were second doses.

March 15 – 6,633 deaths, 342,333 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 3:00 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,633 COVID-related deaths and 342,333 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,291,001 vaccinations administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 120.09 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.65 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 68.06 million recoveries. 

Update 2:10 pm EST: There have been 575 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 227,316, according to Ireland’s Department of Health.

101,564 tests have been completed in the Republic of Ireland over the last seven days, with a positivity rate of 3.7 percent.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 289 are men and 282 are women
  • 73% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 30 years old
  • 232 in Dublin, 48 in Meath, 41 in Tipperary, 38 in Kildare, 30 in Galway and the remaining 186 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8 am today, 360 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 85 are in ICU. There have been 25 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,064 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 14. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 14) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 148.3. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 14 is 548. 

For the second day in a row, there have been no new deaths reported to Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre. There has been a total of 4,534 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of March 12, there have been 606,904 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 443,092 people have received their first dose
  • 163,812 people have received their second dose

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said today: “While there has been a very understandable focus on the vaccine programme over recent days, we must not lose sight of the danger that COVID-19 continues to pose. While, in time, vaccines will have a very significant positive impact on COVID-19, they will not stop a further wave of disease over the coming weeks. We are seeing this play out across Europe with many countries now experiencing pressure on their hospital and critical care capacities. We must not let this happen here.

“Together, we have done an extraordinary job of driving down incidence of disease. These efforts are cause for real hope and, if we can return to decreasing indicators of disease, we can continue to protect our loved ones and look forward to much brighter days ahead.”

Professor Karina Butler, Chair of National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) said today: “All vaccines authorised for use in Ireland are proven to be very effective against severe COVID-19 disease. The safety of vaccines is underpinned by the ongoing monitoring that the NIAC, the HPRA and the EMA undertake on a rolling basis.

“We will continue to monitor the situation relating to COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca and if we can be satisfied that these events are coincidental and not caused by this vaccine, we will reassess the situation and our recommendations. The HPRA will keep NIAC fully informed as the EMA investigation progresses and we, in turn, will ensure to keep you updated.”

Dr. Ray Walley, Member of the National COVID-19 GP Liaison Committee said today: “Every medication, including every vaccine, has side effects. Our role as clinicians, is to weigh up the benefits and risks of medications. I want to reassure those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine in this country that there are, and continue to be, enormous benefits in the vaccine programme, based on evidence relating to all the vaccines we’re using in this country, including COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca.

“Evidence coming to light from other countries, and here in Ireland, indicates benefits for older people and vulnerable people, in terms of reduced hospitalisation and reduced death, particularly in older and frailer people. The temporary deferral of use of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca is necessary in order to give the assurance that we’re taking notice if there are any safety signals at all, any risks that may be identified during the considerable, ongoing monitoring of vaccination programmes internationally, and I hope people take comfort from this cautious approach.”

Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said today: “I noted last week that we are also seeing an increase in mobility, and, while some increase is to be expected due to many returning to school, we must continue to be very cautious. Now is not the time to be socialising, it’s just too risky.

“We must do all we can to continue to suppress this virus and to ensure that as many people as possible get to benefit from vaccination over the coming months. Each of us knows the range of tried and trusted tools at our disposal. If we continue to keep our distance, wash our hands, wear face masks and stay at home we will continue to drive down transmission of this disease.”

Update 11:50 am EST: 121 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 115,017, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 852,174 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,270 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There has been one coronavirus-related death reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,099. The one newly reported death occurred inside the current reporting period, 10 am March 14 – 10 am March 15.

As of March 15, 684,097 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 629,461 were first doses and 54,636 were second doses.

From today, anyone aged 50 or over across Northern Ireland can now book their Covid-19 vaccination appointment.

March 14 

Update 1:50 pm EST: The Department of Health has announced 384 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of confirmed infections in Ireland to 226,741.

The Department also reported no new COVID-19-related deaths as Ireland’s death toll remained at 4,534. 

There are currently 349 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 86 requiring intensive care. 

Of the cases announced today, 73% were under the age of 45, while 145 were reported in Dublin. 

Elsewhere, 41 cases were reported in Kildare, 37 in Offaly, 29 in Galway, 24 in Cork, and the remaining 108 cases were spread across 17 other counties.

As of March 11, there have been 589,512 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland with 426,819 people receiving their first dose and 162,693 people receiving both second doses.

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 143 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, taking the total number of infections in the region to 114,896.

The Department also reported no new COVID-19 deaths – the first time since October last year that no coronavirus deaths were reported in the region. 

Northern Ireland’s COVID death toll remains at 2,098. 

Michelle O’Neill, Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister, said that today’s news was “heartening”. 

“There are brighter days ahead. Stay safe everyone,” O’Neill said on Twitter.

There are currently 180 COVID-19 patients in Northern Irish hospitals with 23 requiring intensive care. 

Northern Ireland’s hospital occupancy currently stands at 93%, while there are 24 available intensive care beds. 

Additionally, there are active outbreaks of the virus in 16 Northern Irish care homes. 

A total of 676,334 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Northern Ireland with 623,948 people receiving their first dose and 52,386 people receiving both doses.

There have now been X cases of the virus between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic in addition to 6,632 COVID deaths. 

March 13

Update 12:30 pm EST: The Department of Health has announced 543 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in Ireland to 226,358. 

The Department also reported 16 further COVID-19-related deaths as Ireland’s death toll rose to 4,534. 

There are currently 340 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 85 patients requiring intensive care. 

Of the cases announced today, 73% were under the age of 45, while 235 cases were announced in Dublin. 

Elsewhere, 50 cases were reported in Kildare, 39 in Donegal, 31 in Meath, 28 in Galway, and the remaining 160 cases were spread across 20 other counties.

As of March 10, 570,391 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland, with 409,662 people receiving the first dose and 160,729 receiving both doses. 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has confirmed 146 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in the region to 114,753.

The Department also announced one further COVID-19-related death as Northern Ireland’s death toll rose to 2,098. 

There are currently 180 COVID-19 patients in Northern Irish hospitals with 24 requiring intensive care and 18 on a ventilator. Northern Ireland’s hospital occupancy currently stands at 95%, while there are active outbreaks of the virus in 14 Northern Irish care homes. 

There have now been 341,111 cases of the virus between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic in addition to 6,632 COVID deaths.

March 12 – 6,615 deaths, 340,427 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 2:35 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,615 COVID-related deaths and 340,427 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,217,190 vaccinations administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 118.79 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 2.63 million COVID-related deaths and more than 67.26 million recoveries. 

Update 1:45 pm EST: There have been 646 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 225,820 , according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 5 confirmed cases. The figure of 225,820 confirmed cases reflects this.)

98,308 tests have been completed in the Republic of Ireland over the last seven days, with a positivity rate of 3.7 percent.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 311 are men and 332 are women
  • 74% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 30 years old
  • 243 in Dublin, 80 in Kildare, 45 in Meath, 35 in Galway, 34 in Offaly and the remaining 209 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8 am today, 344 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 87 are in ICU. There have been 16 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,588 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 11. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 11) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 159.3. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 11 is 523. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 10 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 4 deaths occurred in March, 1 in February, 1 in January and 4 are under investigation. The median age of those who died was 67 years and the age range was 41 – 83 years. There has been a total of 4,518* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. (*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 4,518 confirmed cases reflects this.)

As of March 9, there have been 553,161 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 396,089 people have received their first dose
  • 157,072 people have received their second dose

Update 11:45 am EST: 208 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 114,607, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 848,376 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,311 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There has been one coronavirus-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,097. The one newly reported death occurred inside the current reporting period, 10 am March 10 – 10 am March 11.

As of March 12, 664,029 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 614,629 were first doses and 49,400 were second doses.

March 11

Update 1:45 pm EST: There have been 592 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 225,179, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed cases. The figure of 225,179 confirmed cases reflects this.)

98,449 tests have been completed in the Republic of Ireland over the last seven days, with a positivity rate of 3.7 percent.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 299 are men / 288 are women
  • 72% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 32 years old
  • 253 in Dublin, 52 in Kildare, 35 in Donegal, 33 in Meath, 28 in Galway and the remaining 191 cases are spread across all other counties

As of 8 am today, 359 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 87 are in ICU. 32 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,721 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 10. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 10) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 162.1. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 10 is 499. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 10 additional deaths related to COVID-19. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 10 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 8 deaths occurred in March, 1 in February and 1 in January. The median age of those who died was 75 years and the age range was 0 – 84 years. There has been a total of 4,509 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of March 8th, 536,617 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 382,528 people have received their first dose
  • 154,089 people have received their second dose

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said today: “Today marks one year since we reported Ireland’s first death related to COVID-19. More than 4,500 people have lost their lives with this disease. We remember them, and their families and friends, as well as the many people who remain seriously ill or who are dealing with long-term health issues because of COVID-19.

“We now have three vaccines and a fourth authorised by the European Medicines Agency today, which offers us a way out of this pandemic. We must continue to protect as many people as possible from the severe effects of COVID-19 and to give people a chance to become vaccinated over the next number of weeks and months.

“Your efforts to limit contacts and follow the public health advice is not in vain, it is to protect people and it directly saves lives.”

Today, NPHET endorsed new HPSC guidance on nursing home visitation which allows for more regular visiting. The new guidance comes into effect from the 22nd of March 2021.

Professor Martin Cormican, Clinical Lead for Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, HSE said today: “Under the new guidance, Residents may be facilitated to receive two visits per week on general compassionate grounds. This will be possible following two weeks after a high proportion of residents and healthcare workers have been vaccinated. There is no requirement to limit visits to less than one hour.

“Nursing home residents have been particularly impacted by the severity of COVID-19 restrictions. Thanks to vaccination we are delighted to be in a position to recommend new guidance and hopefully relieve residents and their families of some of the isolation they have endured for so long.”

Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said today: “We are seeing continued, slow progress across all indicators of COVID-19. There are some concerning trends in the data and as the incidence remains high, our situation is precarious. Increases in mobility and workplace attendance could potentially increase infection in the coming weeks. The R- number is estimated as stable at 0.6-1.0, but it is essential over the next few weeks that we stay home, continue to limit our contacts and suppress transmission.”

Professor Karina Butler, Chair of National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) said today: “We welcome the European Medicines Agency’s conclusion that COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen met the criteria for efficacy, safety and quality. Pending EU Commission approval, it could become the fourth effective vaccine available to Ireland which is a very welcome development.”

Update 11:27 am EST: The Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine has been approved for use in the European Union, including the Republic of Ireland. You can read more here.

Update 11:25 am EST: 223 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 114,399, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 846,591 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,277 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been nine coronavirus-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,096. Six of the newly reported deaths occurred inside the current reporting period, 10 am March 10 – 10 am March 11, while the other three occurred outside of the current reporting period.

As of March 11, 655,643 vaccines have been administered, of which 606,695 were first doses and 48,948 were second doses.

March 10

Update 12:55 pm EST: There have been 631 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 224,588, according to Ireland’s Department of Health.

97,184 tests have been completed in the Republic of Ireland over the last seven days, with a positivity rate of 3.7 percent.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 317 are men and 308 are women
  • 74% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 29 years old
  • 247 in Dublin, 50 in Kildare, 44 in Meath, 41 in Cork, 32 in Limerick and the remaining 217 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8 am today, 370 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 92 are in ICU. There have been 31 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,739 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 9. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 9) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 162.5. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020, when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 9 is 488. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 47 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 14 of these deaths occurred in March, 18 occurred in February and 15 occurred in January. The median age of those who died was 83 years and the age range was 60 – 95 years. There has been a total of 4,499 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of March 7, there have been 525,768 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 375,521 people have received their first dose
  • 150,247 people have received their second dose

Update 12:45 pm EST: Taoiseach Micheál Martin today confirmed that the Republic of Ireland is set to receive an additional 46,500 Pfizer BioNTech vaccines before the end of March. 

Pleased this morning to have confirmation from Commission President @vonderleyen that Ireland will secure an additional 46,500 Pfizer BioNTech vaccines before the end of March. When they get here, they will be administered quickly. Efforts ongoing to increase production.


— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) March 10, 2021

Update 11:25 am EST: 147 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 114,176, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 844,476 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,216 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been eight coronavirus-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,087. All of the newly reported deaths occurred inside the current reporting period, 10 am March 9 – 10 am March 10.

As of March 10, 648,028 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 601,101 were first doses and 46,927 were second doses.

March 9 – 6,531 deaths, 337,986 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 1:00 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,531 COVID-19-related deaths and 337,986 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,164,190 vaccinations administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 117.30 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 2.60 million COVID-19-related deaths and more than 66.48 million recoveries. 

Update 12:45 pm EST: There have been 311 newly-confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 223,957, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 5 confirmed cases. The figure of 223,957 confirmed cases reflects this.)

96,254 tests have been completed in the Republic of Ireland over the last seven days, with a positivity rate of 3.8 percent.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 159 are men and 149 are women
  • 64% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 34 years old
  • 135 in Dublin, 29 in Kildare, 21 in Cork, 18 in Limerick, 14 in Louth and the remaining 94 cases are spread across 16 other counties

As of 8 am today, 397 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 95 are in ICU. There have been 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,683 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 8. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 8) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 161.3. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 8 is 466. 

Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 30 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 12 deaths occurred in March, 13 in February, 4 in January, and 1 is under investigation. There has been a total of 4,452 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of last March 6, there have been 523,069 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 373,149 people have received their first dose
  • 149,920 people have received their second dose

Update 11:55 am EST: 240 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 114,029, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 842,766 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,269 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been two coronavirus-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,079. Both of the newly reported deaths occurred inside the current reporting period, 10 am March 8 – 10 am March 9.

As of March 8, 641,121 vaccines have been administered, of which 596,527 were first doses and 44,594 were second doses.

March 8 – 6,499 deaths, 337,440 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 1:45 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,499 COVID-related deaths and 337,440 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,144,976 vaccinations administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 117.02 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.59 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 66.24 million recoveries. 

Update 1:05 pm EST: There have been 437 newly-confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 223,651, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 5 confirmed cases. The figure of 223,651 confirmed cases reflects this.)

95,552 tests have been completed in the Republic of Ireland over the last seven days, with a positivity rate of 3.8 percent.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 216 are men and 218 are women
  • 71% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 34 years old
  • 184 in Dublin, 31 in Limerick, 26 in Donegal, 20 in Galway, 18 in Offaly and the remaining 158 cases are spread across all other counties

As of 8 am today, 418 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 103 are in ICU. There have been 20 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 7,952 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 7. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 7) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 167. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 7 is 495. 

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today, March 8. There has been a total of 4,422 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of last March 5, there have been 513,322 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 363,601 people have received their first dose
  • 149,721 people have received their second dose

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said today: “Our Amárach research data shows compliance with the key public health measures remain very high; washing hands regularly (93%), using hand sanitiser (95%), social distancing while in a queue (93%).

“While levels of anxiety (36%) and boredom (38%) are understandably high, it is encouraging to see that a sense of hope continues to rise across the population with 48% of people reporting that they feel the worst of the pandemic is behind us.

“This hope is justified in the context of the continued improvement in the key indicators of the disease and with the ongoing rollout of the vaccination programme over the coming weeks. However, it is vital that this hope does not give way to complacency; across Europe countries are seeing a deteriorating picture and our own disease incidence remains high – we must do all we can to continue to suppress this virus and to ensure that as many people as possible get to benefit from vaccination over the coming months. Keep your guard up and hold firm.”

Dr. Cliona Murphy, Chair of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said today: “We recommend that everyone of reproductive age should take the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available. We are aware of misinformation about risks associated with taking COVID-19 vaccines and an impact on fertility. There is no evidence that taking any of the COVID-19 vaccines affects a woman’s future ability to conceive, or to continue a pregnancy.”

Update 11:25 am EST: 144 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 113,789, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 840,955 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,224 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been two coronavirus-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,077. Both of the newly reported deaths occurred outside of the current reporting period, 10 am March 7 – 10 am March 8.

As of March 7, 631,654 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 588,803 were first doses and 42,851 were second doses.

March 7 

Update 12:45 pm EST: The Department of Health has announced 525 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of cases in Ireland to 223,219.

The Department also reported three further COVID-19-related deaths as Ireland’s death toll rose to 4,422. 

There are currently 423 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals with 103 requiring intensive care. 

Of the cases announced today, 74% are under the age of 45, while 214 cases were reported in Dublin. 

Elsewhere, 37 cases were reported in Meath, 28 in Offaly, 28 in Limerick, 25 in Wicklow, and the remaining 193 cases were spread across 19 other counties.

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 has now fallen to 172.3, while there have been 8,203 cases in Ireland in the past two weeks.

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 138 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of confirmed infections in the region to 113,645. 

The Department also reported three further COVID-19-related deaths as Northern Ireland’s death toll rose to 2,075. 

There are currently 227 COVID-19 patients in Northern Irish hospitals with 33 in intensive care and 24 requiring ventilation. Northern Ireland’s hospital occupancy is currently at 88%, while there are active outbreaks of the virus in 18 Northern Irish care homes. 

There have now been 336,864 confirmed cases of the virus between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic in addition to 6,497 deaths. 

March 6

Update 12:30 pm EST: The Department of Health has announced 539 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in Ireland to 222,699.

The Department also announced 14 further COVID-19-related deaths as Ireland’s death toll rose to 4,419.

Of the deaths reported today, nine occurred in March, one occurred in February, while four took place in January. 

There are currently 414 coronavirus patients in Irish hospitals with 101 people requiring intensive care. 

Of the cases announced today, 69% were under the age of 45, while 245 were reported in Dublin. 

Elsewhere, 42 cases were reported in Meath, 29 in Kildare, 26 in Limerick, 24 in Cork, and the remaining 173 cases were spread across 19 other counties.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed on Saturday that more than half a million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have now been administered in Ireland. 

The Taoiseach said in a tweet that the vaccines were having ” a significant impact on mortality and serious illness” and that coronavirus hospitalizations were “reducing all the time”. 

Martin said that Ireland would begin vaccinating people with underlying health conditions from next week as well as continuing to vaccinate over 70s and healthcare workers. 

“This brings hope, along with the continued fall in COVID numbers, thanks to the sacrifices you have been making,” Martin said in a video posted to Twitter. 

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced 172 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in the region to 113,507. 

The Department also announced four further COVID-19-related deaths as Northern Ireland’s death toll rose to 2,072. 

There have been 1,223 cases of the virus in Northern Ireland over the past seven days, down from 1,670 in the previous week. 

There are now 226 coronavirus patients in Northern Irish hospitals with 30 requiring intensive care, while there are active outbreaks of the virus in 18 Northern Irish care homes. 

There have now been 336,206 confirmed cases of the virus between Ireland and Northern Ireland since the outbreak of the pandemic in addition to 6.491 deaths. 

March 5 – 6,473 deaths, 335,504 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 1:45 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,473 coronavirus-related deaths and 335,504 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,070,435 vaccinations administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 115.81 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.57 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 65.51 million recoveries. 

Update 1:15 pm EST: There have been 522 newly-confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 222,169, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 confirmed cases. The figure of 222,169 confirmed cases reflects this.)

101,396 tests have been completed in the Republic of Ireland over the last seven days, with a positivity rate of 4.1 percent.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 275 are men / 243 are women
  • 67% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 33 years old
  • 280 in Dublin, 28 in Meath, 28 in Kildare, 26 in Cork and 19 in Donegal and the remaining 141 cases are spread across 19 other counties.

As of 8 am today, 426 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 102 are in ICU. 34 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 8,815 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 4. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 3) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 185.1. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 3 is 518. 

There have been 9 deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. 4 deaths occurred in March, 3 occurred in February, and 1 in January. The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 69-94 years. There has been a total of 4,405 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of March 2nd, 460,637 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 316,056 people have received their first dose
  • 144,581 people have received their second dose

Update 12:10 pm EST: 166 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 113,335, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 837,005 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,226 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been two more coronavirus-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,068. Both of the newly reported deaths occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am March 4 – 10 am March 5.

As of March 4, 609,798 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland, with 568,011 of these first doses and 41,787 second doses.

March 4 – 6,462 deaths, 334,818 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 2:30 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,462 coronavirus-related deaths and 334,818 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,043,334 vaccinations administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 115.42 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.56 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 65.25 million recoveries. 

Update 1:20 pm EST: There have been 462 newly-confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 221,649, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 confirmed cases. The figure of 221,649 confirmed cases reflects this.)

103,934 tests have been completed in the Republic of Ireland over the last seven days, with a positivity rate of 4.2 percent.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 224 are men and 236 are women
  • 69% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 31 years old
  • 207 in Dublin, 29 in Cork, 26 in Meath, 20 in Kildare, 18 in Galway and the remaining 162 cases are spread across all other counties

As of 8 am today, 460 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 107 are in ICU. There have been 26 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 9,057 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 3. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 3) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 190.2. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 3 is 536. 

There have been 39 deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. 10 of these deaths occurred in March, 12 occurred in February, 13 in January, and 3 occurred earlier than this. One further death is under investigation. The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 0 – 97 years. There has been a total of 4,396 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of March 1, there have been 446,474 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 303,550 people have received their first dose
  • 142,924 people have received their second dose

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said today: “We have been made aware of four preliminary reports of stillbirths potentially associated with a condition called COVID Placentitis. These reports should be interpreted with caution as the coroners have not yet concluded their findings. The HSEs National Women and Infants Programme is aware of and is monitoring the situation and has issued a related notice to obstetric departments. I would ask that the privacy of all of those affected by this disease continue to be respected at all times.”

Dr. Breda Smyth, Director of Public Health, HSE West said today: “We have confirmed that more than 200 households have had an outbreak of COVID-19 that are linked back to the outbreak among students.

“We know that the new variant is more transmissible, and, based on the latest data, approximately a third of household contacts of confirmed cases in Ireland are now testing positive. If you display any symptoms of COVID-19, you must immediately self-isolate in your room and phone your GP.

“We know how to break the chains of transmission of this disease. We must all continue to make every effort to limit our social contacts, stay home and stay safe.”

Dr Máirín Ryan, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health Technology Assessment, HIQA, said today: “HIQA has today published its advice to NPHET on reducing the minimum age of mask-wearing in children. As we know, the evidence points towards face mask use in the community reducing transmission of COVID-19. However, in young children, the benefit of face masks is likely small and may be affected by their reduced ability to comply with face mask-wearing.

“The expert advisory group has not advised any change to the guidance on mask-wearing in children. The best way to ensure that schools remain a low-risk environment is by the continued use of a combination of public health measures, such as physical distancing, hand hygiene, cough etiquette, increased ventilation, and by not attending when you have symptoms of COVID-19.”

Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said today: “The R number has at least remained stable and may even have decreased slightly, this is reflected in the week-on-week decline in cases that has been reported recently.

“This represents an extraordinary effort over a very challenging nine-week period that has brought us from 6,500 daily cases to under 600.”

Update 11:05 am EST: 163 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 113,169, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 835,125 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,305 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been three more coronavirus-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,066. All three of the newly reported deaths occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am March 3 – 10 am March 4.

As of March 3, 596,860 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 556,721 were first doses and 40,139 were second doses.

March 3 – 6,420 deaths, 334,195 confirmed cases between NI ad RoI

Update 2:15 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,420 coronavirus-related deaths and 334,195 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,022,663 vaccinations administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 114.97 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.55 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 65.03 million recoveries. 

Update 1:20 pm EST: There have been 566 newly-confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 221,189, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 7 confirmed cases. The figure of 221,189 confirmed cases reflects this.)

107,896 tests have been completed in the Republic of Ireland over the last seven days, with a positivity rate of 4.2 percent.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 280 are men and 284 are female
  • 68% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 34 years old
  • 233 in Dublin, 37 in Kildare, 30 in Meath, 25 in Donegal, 24 in Westmeath and the remaining 217 cases are spread across all other counties

As of 8 am today, 489 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 114 are in ICU. There have been 29 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 9,497 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 2. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 2) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 199.4. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 2 is 591. 

There have been 25 deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. 5 deaths occurred in March, 13 occurred in February and 6 in occurred January or earlier. There is 1 death where the date of death is under investigation. There has been a total of 4,357* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. (*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 4,357 reflects this.)

As of February 28, there have been 439,782 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 297,899 people have received their first dose
  • 141,883 people have received their second dose

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said today: “Through the hard work and sacrifice of the vast majority of people, key disease indicators continue on a positive trajectory. However, we are still seeing outbreaks in the community, including those linked to extended families, workplaces and funerals. We need to keep up our guard against the B117 variant of COVID-19, which we know is dominant in Ireland at present and highly transmissible.

“Our willingness to stick with the public health advice in our daily routine has brought us the progress that we can see today. Together, through staying at home as much as possible, social distancing, hand washing and wearing face coverings, we can continue to drive down the spread of COVID-19.”

Update 11:05 am EST: 226 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 113,006, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 833,456 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,419 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been four more coronavirus-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,063. Two of the newly-reported deaths occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am March 2 – 10 am March 3, while the other two occurred outside of the current reporting period.

As of March 2, 582,881 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 545,019 were first doses and 37,862 were second doses.

March 2 – 6,392 deaths, 333,410 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

Update 4:00 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,392 coronavirus-related deaths and 333,410 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 1,008,654 vaccinations administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 114.69 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.54 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 64.77 million recoveries. 

Update 1:00 pm EST: There have been 359 newly-confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 220,630, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 confirmed cases. The figure of 220,630 confirmed cases reflects this.)

109,226 tests have been completed in the Republic of Ireland over the last seven days, with a positivity rate of 4.2 percent.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 157 are men and 193 are female
  • 66% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 34 years old
  • 159 in Dublin, 25 in Westmeath, 21 in Louth, 21 in Galway, 19 in Meath and the remaining 114 cases are spread across 19 other counties

As of 8 am today, 498 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 116 are in ICU. There have been 28 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 9,580 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on March 1. The 14-day (ending at midnight on March 1) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 201.2. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to March 1 is 633. 

There have been 14 deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. 3 deaths occurred in March, 10 in February and 1 in November. There has been a total of 4,333 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of February 27, there have been 435,895 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Republic of Ireland:

  • 294,550 people have received their first dose
  • 141,345 people have received their second dose

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, the Department of Health said today: “While the low number of cases reported today may be attributable to a weekend effect, it is nevertheless very welcome and represents the lowest number of cases reported on a single day since mid-December.

“While we continue to make good progress in Ireland, globally in the past week, the number of cases of COVID-19 has increased for the first time in 7 weeks. We must not allow this virus the opportunity to do the same here. Please hold firm to the public health advice and together we can continue to protect and build on the progress we have made over the last 2 months.”

Update 12:40 pm EST: The Northern Ireland Executive has today published its plans for gradually easing restrictions in the region. You can read more here.

Update 12:15 pm EST: 149 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 112,780, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 831,473 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,440 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been two more coronavirus-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,059. Both of the newly-reported deaths occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am March 1 – 10 am March 2.

As of March 1, 572,759 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 537,389 were first doses and 35,370 were second doses.

March 1 –  6,376 deaths, 332,904 confirmed cases between NI and RoI

*Editor’s Note: Coronavirus updates from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland from February 2020 – February 2021 are available here.

Update 1:50 pm EST: As of today, there have been a total of 6,376 coronavirus-related deaths and 332,904 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive.

There have been 984,667 vaccinations administered between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland inclusive so far.

Globally, there have been more than 114.30 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. There have been more than 2.53 million coronavirus-related deaths and more than 64.52 million recoveries. 

Update 1:05 pm EST: There have been 687 newly-confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 220,273, according to Ireland’s Department of Health. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 6 confirmed cases. The figure of 220,273 confirmed cases reflects this.)

111,417 tests have been completed in the Republic of Ireland over the last seven days, with a positivity rate of 4.3 percent.

Of the cases notified in the Republic of Ireland today:

  • 352 are men and 334 are female
  • 71% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 30 years old
  • 240 in Dublin, 49 in Limerick, 44 in Offaly, 40 in Galway, 36 in Louth and the remaining 278 cases are spread across 19 other counties

As of 8 am today, 540 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 120 are in ICU. There have been 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There have been 9,964 new cases in the Republic of Ireland for the past 14 days ending at midnight on February 28. The 14-day (ending at midnight on February 28) incidence rate per 100,000 population is 209.2. The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on July 3, 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. The 5-day moving average of new cases to February 28 is 684. 

There has been one death reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. This death occurred in January. There has been a total of 4,319* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. (Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 4,319 deaths reflects this.)

As of last Friday (26 February), there have been 426,070 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 285,780 people have received their first dose
  • 140,290 people have received their second dose

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, the Department of Health said today: “While the number of daily cases and the number of people in hospital and critical care remain high, we continue to make progress. In the last 24 hours, we have had no new admissions to critical care, the first time this has happened since St. Stephen’s Day. This is one more tangible signal of the efforts that people continue to make and how those efforts are impacting positively on the trajectory of COVID-19 in Ireland. Please stick with this over the coming weeks.”

Professor Pete Lunn, Head of the Behavioural Research Unit, ESRI said today: “Data from the Public Opinion Tracking Survey Research (Amárach/Department of Health) and from the new Social Activity Measure (ESRI/Department of the Taoiseach), give insight into how people are coping with the prolonged period of restrictions. The evidence shows that while people are finding it tough going, the large majority (79%) believe that preventing the spread of COVID-19 is more important than the burden of restrictions. Just 10% disagree.

“This pattern helps to explain how measures of compliance have been rising in recent weeks and months, despite the frustrations that people feel. Just because we feel a particular way, does not mean that this feeling dictates our behaviour. Rather, the large majority of people in Ireland support the restrictions and are sticking to them, despite the frustrations.

“The data also show systematic misperceptions about socially activity. Presently, half the adult population does not meet up with anyone outside their household over a 48-hour period, with less than one quarter meeting up with three or more. Yet these more socially active people believe that they are meeting fewer people than average.

“There is a clear misperception. Most people believe that others are enjoying more of a social life than they are. Those who are in fact most socially active do not realise this. The finding is important, and we need to try to correct this misperception. When people appreciate effort being made by others, they typically become more likely to follow.”

Update 12:55 pm EST: As per the recent adjustments made to the Republic of Ireland’s Level 5 restrictions, the following begin to reopen from today:

  • Special schools at 100% capacity
  • Junior and senior infants, 1st and 2nd class to return to school 
  • Final year Leaving Certificate classes to return to school

Update 12:35 pm EST: 138 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 112,631, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health

To date, 829,704 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Northern Ireland. 1,551 individuals have tested positive in the region in the last seven days.

There have been two more coronavirus-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the death toll in the region to 2,057. One of the newly-reported deaths occurred within the current reporting period, 10 am February 28 – 10 am March 1, while the other occurred outside of the current reporting period.

As of February 28, 558,597 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland, of which 525,400  were first doses and 33,197  were second doses.

*Editor’s Note: Coronavirus updates from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland from February 2020 – February 2021 are available here.





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