12 months of COVID-19 in Ireland

On the 27th of February 2020 the first case of COVID-19 in Northern Ireland was reported. Two days later, on the 29th, the first case in the Republic was reported in the “eastern part of the country”. I’ve been tracking the cases over the last 12 months and here’s...

What’s your vaccination ticket number?

The vaccination of millions of people is going to take some time – so how long are we going to have to wait in the queue? Well – good news! Vaccination plans have been published for both NI & RoI, so we now have a better idea of what...

Things change very very quickly

For the last 10 weeks the case rate in NI has typically been around 3-4 times that of the Republic – but that’s all changed very very quickly. Although the numbers jumped in both jurisdictions over the Christmas holidays, the rate in the Republic has soared and is now...

How do we compare to the rest of Europe?

The Republic has the lowest rate of COVID-19 cases in Europe – except for Iceland. Northern Ireland isn’t doing quite as well – but despite having 4 times the rate in the South, the whole island is doing well when compared to the rest of Europe. Here’s the death...

9 months of COVID-19 in Ireland

The first case of COVID-19 in Ireland was reported exactly 9 months ago today (27th Feb). Since then there have been a total of 123,208 cases recorded on the island. This illustrates what the last 9 months look like – shown as 39 weeks. There are some notes about...

What’s happening within the counties?

Update: Latest version available here. The Irish government have been reporting COVID-19 case numbers per county since March, but if we wanted to see what’s happening within a county then information has been limited. A new map is now being published weekly, showing the breakdown at a much lower...

Illustrating the Positive Rate

Five months ago we were experiencing the peak of COVID-19 in Ireland. Back then testing was limited and no one was sure exactly how many cases there were. Since then things have thankfully improved and testing rates are much higher. But what does this relationship between the amount of...

Why are COVID-19 deaths not rising at the same rate as cases?

An interesting chart here – looking at the relationship between confirmed cases and deaths (different scales). As cases have risen over the last few weeks, deaths have not risen at the same rate – why? Here’s a few reasons why things appear to be different this time around. What...

6 Months of COVID in Ireland

On the 27th of February 2020 the first case of COVID-19 in Northern Ireland was reported. Two days later, on the 29th, the first case in the Republic was reported in the “eastern part of the country”. I’ve been tracking the cases over these 6 months – and this...

Going in the wrong direction

I’ve been updating the map below for a couple of months now. The idea was that it would be mostly green – but the few counties that did had COVID-19 cases would be highlighted in a deep red colour. But – things have changed, and now the map is...