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#contact tracing

# contact-tracing - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Wider-scale retrospective contact tracing begins today - here's how it'll work
# Source Investigation
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# Source Investigation

Wider-scale retrospective contact tracing begins today - here's how it'll work

Mar 31st 2021, 12:54 PM 14,033 Views 13 Comments

For the 20% of cases categorised as community transmission, additional questions will be asked about their movements over the previous seven days.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 25 March, 2021

HSE to roll-out widescale retrospective contact tracing from 31 March
# Covid19
From TheJournal.ie
# Covid19

HSE to roll-out widescale retrospective contact tracing from 31 March

Mar 25th 2021, 5:47 PM 28,562 Views 37 Comments

Around 20% of cases are currently identified as community transmission.

# contact-tracing - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Taoiseach: 'Over 2,000 cases per day would significantly challenge the contact tracing system'
# Covid-19
From TheJournal.ie
# Covid-19

Taoiseach: 'Over 2,000 cases per day would significantly challenge the contact tracing system'

Dec 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 37,734 Views 53 Comments

The Taoiseach said there are 700 contact tracers employed.

# contact-tracing - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Nearly 800 contract tracers now on the books, but concerns raised about redeployment of specialist health workers
# Track And Trace
From TheJournal.ie
# Track And Trace

Nearly 800 contract tracers now on the books, but concerns raised about redeployment of specialist health workers

Nov 25th 2020, 7:24 PM 18,225 Views 6 Comments

There are thousands of children waiting for services such as speech and language therapy, the Dáil heard.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Fifteen Dublin-based contact tracers unpaid for four weeks due to error
# Covid-19
From TheJournal.ie
# Covid-19

Fifteen Dublin-based contact tracers unpaid for four weeks due to error

Nov 12th 2020, 5:25 PM 18,393 Views 20 Comments

The contact tracers are set to be paid tomorrow.

HSE to begin 'enhanced contact tracing' to pinpoint infection hotspots after delay caused by surge in cases
# Contact Tracing
From TheJournal.ie
# Contact Tracing

HSE to begin 'enhanced contact tracing' to pinpoint infection hotspots after delay caused by surge in cases

Nov 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 31,797 Views 38 Comments

Confirmed cases will now be asked to describe their activities and contacts for up to 14 days prior to symptom onset.

# contact-tracing - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

HSE says it will check if people asked to identify close contacts themselves were able to
# Test And Trace
From TheJournal.ie
# Test And Trace

HSE says it will check if people asked to identify close contacts themselves were able to

Updated Oct 28th 2020, 3:45 PM 24,891 Views 19 Comments

A rapid increase in cases this month resulted in a backlog in the HSE’s contact tracing system.

Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 contact tracing app?
# Your Say
From TheJournal.ie
# Your Say

Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 contact tracing app?

Oct 28th 2020, 8:09 AM 55,301 Views 56 Comments

A rapid increase in cases this month resulted in a backlog in the HSE’s contact tracing system.

# contact-tracing - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Most common number of close contacts in Ireland is now 3 as positivity declines
# Contact Tracing
From TheJournal.ie
# Contact Tracing

Most common number of close contacts in Ireland is now 3 as positivity declines

Oct 25th 2020, 11:24 AM 51,433 Views 62 Comments

The figure was confirmed by the HSE this morning.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 22 October, 2020

HSE boss says rapid acceleration of cases and staff 'scheduling issue' led to contact tracing backlog
# Covid19
From TheJournal.ie
# Covid19

HSE boss says rapid acceleration of cases and staff 'scheduling issue' led to contact tracing backlog

Oct 22nd 2020, 4:32 PM 10,707 Views 17 Comments

Paul Reid also said he takes responsibility for the fact that the government was not informed of the issues at the weekend.

Donnelly says HSE contact tracing backlog issue 'won't happen again' as Reid says 'I regret that it happened'
# Contact Tracing
From TheJournal.ie
# Contact Tracing

Donnelly says HSE contact tracing backlog issue 'won't happen again' as Reid says 'I regret that it happened'

Updated Oct 22nd 2020, 11:51 AM 22,405 Views 81 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said it was a “risk-based decision we had to make”.

# contact-tracing - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Anger mounts as government learns of contact tracing collapse impacting thousands through the media
# Contact Tracing
From TheJournal.ie
# Contact Tracing

Anger mounts as government learns of contact tracing collapse impacting thousands through the media

Oct 21st 2020, 1:54 PM 86,011 Views 139 Comments

The HSE is to ask more than 2,000 people who received a positive Covid-19 test result last week to alert their own close contacts.

HSE forced to ask people to alert their own close contacts due to 'unprecedented pressure'
# Contact Tracing
From TheJournal.ie
# Contact Tracing

HSE forced to ask people to alert their own close contacts due to 'unprecedented pressure'

Oct 21st 2020, 7:25 AM 37,615 Views 92 Comments

The HSE decided not to contact infected people from Friday, Saturday and Sunday over fears it would lead to significant delays in contact tracing.

# contact-tracing - Monday 19 October, 2020

Ireland's Covid tracker app is now linked with similar contact tracing apps from Italy and Germany
# Covid Tracker
From TheJournal.ie
# Covid Tracker

Ireland's Covid tracker app is now linked with similar contact tracing apps from Italy and Germany

Oct 19th 2020, 2:42 PM 36,307 Views 58 Comments

There are currently no countries on Ireland’s travel green list, however.

# contact-tracing - Friday 9 October, 2020

Contact tracing concerns: School wasn't contacted by HSE until four days after confirmed Covid-19 case
# Case Study
From TheJournal.ie
# Case Study

Contact tracing concerns: School wasn't contacted by HSE until four days after confirmed Covid-19 case

Oct 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 101,029 Views 57 Comments

A mother has raised concerns about the policy of schools not taking action until contacted by the HSE.

# contact-tracing - Monday 5 October, 2020

Health officials contacting over 200 people who attended Trump fundraiser hours before he announced he had Covid-19
# Contact Tracing
From TheJournal.ie
# Contact Tracing

Health officials contacting over 200 people who attended Trump fundraiser hours before he announced he had Covid-19

Oct 5th 2020, 8:06 AM 25,898 Views 19 Comments

Controversy has been mounting over the possibility the US President might have exposed numerous others to the virus.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 24 September, 2020

HSE urges people to reduce contacts with average for positive case now at six
# Covid19
From TheJournal.ie
# Covid19

HSE urges people to reduce contacts with average for positive case now at six

Sep 24th 2020, 3:54 PM 27,201 Views 28 Comments

CEO Paul Reid said the numbers failing to turn up for their swab appointments has reduced now.

# contact-tracing - Monday 14 September, 2020

HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity
# Public Health
From TheJournal.ie
# Public Health

HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity

Sep 14th 2020, 6:10 AM 36,174 Views 17 Comments

The HSE said that it’s looking for public-health trained individuals who will be ready to start almost immediately.

# contact-tracing - Friday 28 August, 2020

Debunked: No, 'Covid-19 sensors' have not been 'inserted secretly into every phone'
# Factcheck
From TheJournal.ie
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, 'Covid-19 sensors' have not been 'inserted secretly into every phone'

Aug 28th 2020, 2:34 PM 484 Views 0 Comments

The post is part of a category of conspiracies that has targeted contact tracing apps launched to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

# contact-tracing - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Ireland records highest number of Covid-19 tests yesterday
# Testing
From TheJournal.ie
# Testing

Ireland records highest number of Covid-19 tests yesterday

Aug 22nd 2020, 1:30 PM 120,995 Views 86 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that 13,000 tests were completed, adding this is “our highest daily number ever”.

# contact-tracing - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Median turnaround time for Covid-19 tests and contact tracing now 2.83 days
# Testing
From TheJournal.ie
# Testing

Median turnaround time for Covid-19 tests and contact tracing now 2.83 days

Aug 18th 2020, 9:24 AM 33,046 Views 33 Comments

Contact tracing centres operated by Revenue and the Army band commenced work over the weekend

# contact-tracing - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 tracker app?
# Contact Tracing
From TheJournal.ie
# Contact Tracing

Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 tracker app?

Aug 9th 2020, 9:46 AM 82,407 Views 149 Comments

As cases rise health officials fear that transmission could once again spread within the community.

# contact-tracing - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Nearly 70% of people would take a Covid-19 vaccine, according to new poll
# Survey
From TheJournal.ie
# Survey

Nearly 70% of people would take a Covid-19 vaccine, according to new poll

Aug 4th 2020, 11:50 AM 23,809 Views 87 Comments

The poll surveyed 2,000 people in July.

# contact-tracing - Friday 31 July, 2020

Cross-border approach to Covid-19 apps hailed as 'world first' by health minister
# Good Friday Appgreement
From TheJournal.ie
# Good Friday Appgreement

Cross-border approach to Covid-19 apps hailed as 'world first' by health minister

Jul 31st 2020, 3:34 PM 17,994 Views 14 Comments

The Irish and Northern Irish contact-tracing apps can work together.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Covid-19 contact tracing app launches in Northern Ireland
# Appy Too
From TheJournal.ie
# Appy Too

Covid-19 contact tracing app launches in Northern Ireland

Jul 30th 2020, 5:16 PM 14,185 Views 13 Comments

The app is called Stop Covid NI.

# contact-tracing - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

More than 100 people alerted of close contact with Covid-19 case through tracing app
# Contact Tracing
From TheJournal.ie
# Contact Tracing

More than 100 people alerted of close contact with Covid-19 case through tracing app

Jul 29th 2020, 2:12 PM 50,082 Views 39 Comments

Almost 1.45 million people have downloaded the Covid-19 tracker app since it went live in recent weeks.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 23 July, 2020

New contact tracing app to be launched in Northern Ireland next week
# Contact Tracing
From TheJournal.ie
# Contact Tracing

New contact tracing app to be launched in Northern Ireland next week

Jul 23rd 2020, 10:37 PM 7,348 Views 15 Comments

There is interoperability with the Republic of Ireland’s Covid-19 contact tracing app.

'A very real danger': Just 4,000 calls made to 60,000 Dublin Airport arrivals in first two weeks of July
# Travel
From TheJournal.ie
# Travel

'A very real danger': Just 4,000 calls made to 60,000 Dublin Airport arrivals in first two weeks of July

Jul 23rd 2020, 12:47 PM 48,549 Views 79 Comments

Only half of the calls made were answered.

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues
# Privacy
From TheJournal.ie
# Privacy

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues

Jul 23rd 2020, 11:01 AM 30,452 Views 106 Comments

The HSE has said it is important not to conflate issues with how Google enables apps through the store with the functionality of this particular app.

# contact-tracing - Saturday 11 July, 2020

Why was the Covid-19 app so successful in Ireland?
# Covid App
From TheJournal.ie
# Covid App

Why was the Covid-19 app so successful in Ireland?

Jul 11th 2020, 9:00 PM 83,421 Views 119 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid called the Irish roll out the “most successful launch of this app anywhere in the world”

# contact-tracing - Friday 10 July, 2020

HSE warns public of phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from contact tracing team
# Scam
From TheJournal.ie
# Scam

HSE warns public of phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from contact tracing team

Jul 10th 2020, 7:27 PM 23,821 Views 23 Comments

The HSE has stressed that it does not charge or ask for payment for testing.

# contact-tracing - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

HSE reports 250,000 downloads of new Covid-19 contact tracing app
# Covid Tracker
From TheJournal.ie
# Covid Tracker

HSE reports 250,000 downloads of new Covid-19 contact tracing app

Updated Jul 7th 2020, 2:13 PM 36,925 Views 71 Comments

The app was officially launched this morning.

# contact-tracing - Monday 6 July, 2020

The HSE's Covid-19 tracing app went live this evening - here's what it looks like
# Contact Tracing
From TheJournal.ie
# Contact Tracing

The HSE's Covid-19 tracing app went live this evening - here's what it looks like

Updated Jul 6th 2020, 11:59 PM 91,465 Views 133 Comments

The information stored on the app will not be transferred to a centralised server.

# contact-tracing - Friday 26 June, 2020

HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective
# Data
From TheJournal.ie
# Data

HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective

Jun 26th 2020, 3:50 PM 14,914 Views 13 Comments

The app will record if a user is in close contact with another user by exchanging anonymous codes.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Community contact tracing for one meat plant is at 73%, not 90%, department confirms
# Outbreaks
From TheJournal.ie
# Outbreaks

Community contact tracing for one meat plant is at 73%, not 90%, department confirms

Jun 25th 2020, 6:20 AM 13,290 Views 4 Comments

There has been some confusion about the level of contact tracing at meat processing plants.

# contact-tracing - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Poll: Would you download a Covid-19 contact tracing app?
# Poll
From TheJournal.ie
# Poll

Poll: Would you download a Covid-19 contact tracing app?

Jun 24th 2020, 8:40 AM 50,565 Views 89 Comments

82% of Irish people in one survey said they would be willing to download the app.

82% of Irish adults willing to download Covid-19 contact tracing app
# Study
From TheJournal.ie
# Study

82% of Irish adults willing to download Covid-19 contact tracing app

Jun 24th 2020, 7:10 AM 18,774 Views 57 Comments

However, researchers involved in this study found that people are concerned about privacy.

# contact-tracing - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Close encounters: As the country gets busier, how do you know if you're a Covid-19 contact?
# Close Contact
From TheJournal.ie
# Close Contact

Close encounters: As the country gets busier, how do you know if you're a Covid-19 contact?

Jun 20th 2020, 9:00 PM 40,520 Views 24 Comments

Contacting tracing is going to become increasingly important as bars and cafes re-open.

# contact-tracing - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Employees at meat plants had to wait 16 days to be re-tested for Covid-19
# Outbreaks
From TheJournal.ie
# Outbreaks

Employees at meat plants had to wait 16 days to be re-tested for Covid-19

Jun 14th 2020, 6:30 AM 25,038 Views 14 Comments

More than 1,000 cases of the virus have been reported across 20 facilities nationwide.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Since Ireland started to re-open, the average number of close contacts in Covid-19 cases has begun to rise
# Keeping Track
From TheJournal.ie
# Keeping Track

Since Ireland started to re-open, the average number of close contacts in Covid-19 cases has begun to rise

Jun 11th 2020, 9:08 AM 61,948 Views 84 Comments

The public have been warned to limit their close contacts as much as possible as the restrictions are eased.

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