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09-04-2020 REPRO FREE Dr. Samer Arnous, Coronary and structural Interventional Cardiologist, at University Hospital Limerick trying the visor on for size at UHL. The Rapid Innovation Unit at UL, an SFI Confirm Centre funded 3D printing activity that works in collaboration with University Hospital Limerick, mobilised a team to innovate immediate solutions in response to the COVID 19 crisis. The unit has previous experience in rapid design and 3D printing of medical devices in response to clinical requests. Following a request from Professor Paul Burke, Chief Academic Officer at UL Hospitals Group and Vice Dean of Health Sciences at UL, academics and clinicians at the Rapid Innovation Unit at UL worked to design and manufacture novel solutions where doctors had identified potential shortages of equipment should COVID-19 cases surge. The first batch of visors were delivered to UHL this Thursday, while the shield box and adaptors are about to be put into practice. The face visors are in Limerick green and say ‘The Limerick Visor: Front Line Heroes’. Pic Sean Curtin True Media.

Clare’s Covid Free Streak Comes To An End

Clare has recorded its first case of Covid-19 in almost a month.

Sunday evenings figures show that one new case of the virus has been found the county, the first in 30 days.

It takes the total number of cases here to 369.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of 17 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 25,628. No new deaths were recorded today.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:

“The virus is still out there. It is still in people. It only needs the smallest window of opportunity to become a major problem once again”.

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