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  The Chief Medical Officer is warning that we need to make up for the time lost over the last week, when the decline of Covid-19 stalled.   Daily case numbers had been declining rapidly during the first three weeks of level 5 restrictions, but this stopped suddenly over the…

The Chief Medical Officer says international travel will be one of the biggest Covid 19 risks in the run-up to Christmas.   Dr Tony Holohan has urged people to avoid non- essential travel – and that includes Irish people abroad flying home for Christmas.   NPHET is hopeful all counties…

  The Health Protection Surveillance Centre reported 16 additional deaths related to COVID-19 in the latest set of figures they released. 14 of the deaths occurred in November and 1 in October, while a further death remains under investigation.   There were 270 new cases reported yesterday which included 21…

The Chief Medical Officer says there’s “nothing inevitable” about a third wave of Covid-19 after Christmas.   New guidelines on how people can socialise over the festive season, while keeping the virus at low levels, are being drawn up by National Public Health Emergency Team.   270 new cases were…

The Chief Medical Officer says the full six weeks of level 5 restrictions will be necessary.   A review is to be carried out at four weeks but NPHET is warning it doesn’t anticipate recommending any restrictions being eased before December.   The 14 day incidence rate is now estimated…

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19.  767 new cases have also been confirmed nationally.   21 additional cases were reported in Donegal, 12 in Sligo and less than 5 in Leitrim.   The Chief Medical Officer says he doesn’t anticipate any…

The Chief Medical Officer says he’s not concerned about the breakdown in the contact tracing system.   The HSE asked 2,500 thousand people who tested positive to do their own contact tracing after the system became overwhelmed.   A further 1,066 cases were confirmed last night, along with three additional…