Ireland

The first case of COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland was confirmed on 29 February 2020, with the number of confirmed cases rising rapidly over the following weeks. On 12 March, the government closed schools and universities before advising pubs to close three days later ahead of St Patrick’s Day festivities. As cases exceeded 2,000 on 27 March, the government imposed stricter physical distancing measures, closing all non-essential businesses and requiring people to stay home except for essential purposes.

Key statistics

  • Confirmed cases

    23,242

  • Cases per 100,000 people

    472.25

  • Deaths

    1,488

  • Recovered cases

    17,110

  • Days since first case

    74

  • Days since 100 cases

    60

  • Days since highest daily increase

    33

These statistics were last updated for 15 May 2020 and are drawn from the Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Cases dataset, published by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at John Hopkins University, via API by Laeyoung.

Government of Ireland COVID-19 policies

Last updated 22 April 2020

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