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A further 63 deaths linked to Covid-19 were reported on Wednesday

There are now 287 Covid-19 patients in intensive care across the country, according to Liam Woods, director of acute services at the Health Service Ex(...)

‘We have seen some early progress in that the average number of contacts per case has been dropping in recent days.’   Dr Tony Holohan said. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

With some early progress being made in stemming the record rise in Covid-19 cases, the current surge can be “turned around” quickly if lockdown measur(...)

Some 2.5 per cent of close contacts of Covid-19 cases in schools tested positive, testing data shows, compared to 10 per cent in the wider community

Five nursing homes are receiving “intensive” support from the State as they battle serious coronavirus outbreaks, Health Service Executive officials h(...)

A further 20 to 25 nursing homes are dealing with category ‘amber outbreaks, HSE chief executive Paul Reid said on Thursday. Photograph: Leon Farrell/ Photocall Ireland

Health officials are fearful the country’s hospital system has not yet seen the full impact of the large number of new coronavirus cases in recent wee(...)

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Ireland

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Ireland with over 3,000 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer here every year(...)

The HSE, said the service does not take the issue of missed tests lightly “and we make every effort to find people who are not answering phones”. Photograph: iStock

More than 1,300 test appointments were missed by confirmed contacts of people infected with Covid-19, an Oireachtas committee has heard. The Health S(...)

The HSE is seeking a contractual arrangement with the private sector in relation to the provision of CT and MRI for GP referral. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz

The burden which the health system is facing in the months ahead between Covid-19, flu and the ongoing growth in demand for services is very concernin(...)

At the Mater hospital in Dublin, modelling was undertaken looking at the oxygen flow throughout the hospital “and tapering the supply as appropriate in some areas”, a consultant said.

Oxygen supply in Irish hospitals was a “challenge” as the acute system approached the peak of the pandemic in late March and early April, newly releas(...)

People enjoy the good weather at Brittas Bay beach, Co Wicklow, on bank holiday Monday. Gardaí have turned away non-locals who tried to visit. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Many public hospitals are not “fit for purpose” in terms of providing safe distancing required to protect against the spread of Covid-19, the Health S(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chair of NPHET, delives a media briefing in the Department of Health. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwel/The Irish Times

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is expected to sign off on a final version of the plan to ease Ireland’s Covid-19 restrictions at a (...)

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