UPDATE: Six individuals with coronavirus at the moment in isolation in College Hospital Limerick

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UPDATE: Six people with coronavirus currently in isolation in University Hospital Limerick


THE NUMBER of confirmed instances of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in College Hospital Limerick has elevated to 6, it was confirmed this Friday morning. 

The most recent two confirmed instances of the virus are linked to the unique outbreak within the West of Eire earlier this week involving a household of two adults and two kids. 

It’s believed that one of many mother and father within the group of 4, a male, is a medical skilled and had labored a shift in UHL’s Emergency Division final Wednesday, February 26, between 10am and 2pm. 

An announcement issued final night time by the HSE confirmed that the 2 new instances within the West, two females, “are related to shut contact with a confirmed case.”

All six people are understood to be in isolation on the hospital in Dooradoyle. 

In a press assertion launched earlier than the 2 further instances have been confirmed this morning, a UHL spokesperson said public well being officers are “quickly” working to establish and make contact with those that had any potential contact with the person throughout stated time. 

“UL Hospitals Group and HSE Mid West Group Healthcare can affirm they’re working carefully with public well being colleagues in tracing contacts of 4 confirmed instances of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus),” the assertion reads. 

“These sufferers are at the moment remoted in hospital and receiving applicable care. The instances have been confirmed on March Four and public well being at the moment are working quickly to establish any contacts this small cluster might have had within the days previous to this optimistic end result. This work can be accomplished as shortly as potential.

“Public well being colleagues are within the strategy of informing the related contacts and advising on any related follow-up actions that could be crucial to guard their very own well being, that of their households and the neighborhood at massive. The contacts embody sufferers who attended Zone A (minors) of the Emergency Division in UHL between the hours of 10am and 2pm on Wednesday final, February 26 and they’re being contacted instantly. Sufferers in some other space of the Emergency Division or the broader hospital will not be thought of to be contacts.

“Sufferers who attended a small variety of different well being providers are additionally being contacted by public well being in step with process,” it was added. 

“The Emergency Division at College Hospital Limerick is working as regular at the moment, Friday, March 6. We will affirm that the Emergency Division was postpone name for a three-hour interval on Wednesday night time to facilitate a precautionary deep clear of affected areas. Sufferers arriving by ambulance have been diverted to Galway College Hospitals throughout this interval in step with established nationwide protocols.

“Employees who have been in shut contact with one of many confirmed instances have been suggested to not report for responsibility and to comply with the steerage of public well being and occupational well being colleagues.

“Employees at UL Hospitals Group and in HSE Group Healthcare have been making ready for optimistic instances of COVID-19 for various weeks now and are carefully following the plans established by the HSE and the Division of Well being and in step with the WHO and ECDC steerage.

“We stay within the containment part in relation to COVID -19 and so long as this stays the case, it’s important that members of the general public comply with essentially the most up-to-date recommendation from the HSE.

“Basic recommendation and knowledge on COVID-19 for members of the general public is on the market on www.hse.ie/coronavirus and the overwhelming majority of individuals within the MidWest can entry all of the related data right here.”

In the meantime, various college students in Limerick have been informed to self-isolate instantly till March 12 in the event that they have been within the affected space of UHL final Wednesday between 10am and 2pm. 

The scholars from a particular subject of examine inside the third degree institute have been notified yesterday morning through textual content alert. 

There at the moment are 13 confirmed instances of COVID-19 (coronavirus) within the Republic of Eire. 

Learn additionally: Seven new instances of coronavirus confirmed in Eire

For the most recent on the Covid-19 outbreak, go to the devoted coronavirus part of our web site – click on right here

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