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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.

Six More Deaths From Covid-19 But No New Cases In Clare

Clare has recorded no new case of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours but six more lives have been lost to the virus.

There have now been a total 1,645 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland, with 322 cases diagnosed in Clare.

As of midnight Thursday 28th May the HPSC has been notified of 39 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 24,876 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Wednesday 27 May (24,837 cases), reveals:

· 57% are female and 43% are male
· the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
· 3,270 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
· Of those hospitalised, 404 cases have been admitted to ICU
· 7,943 cases are associated with healthcare workers
· Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,023 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,464 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,416 cases (6%)
· Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 40%, close contact accounts for 58%, travel abroad accounts for 2%

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “As we approach the last week of Phase 1 it is encouraging to see ICU and hospital admissions declining, the number of new cases remaining stable and a 90% recovery rate in the community.

“Moving into next week, I would urge everyone to look back at the progress we have made over the past number of weeks and maintain our efforts to suppress COVID-19 into the future.”

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Over the bank holiday weekend, we encourage everyone to enjoy the warm weather within recommended guidelines.

“Public health advice currently recommends outdoor meetings of up to 4 people outside of your household, at a physical distance of 2 metres and within 5km of your home.”

Dr Siobhán Ni Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist and HSE Integrated Care Lead, said; “As we emerge out of our homes social distancing can pose real challenges for all, especially those in our vulnerable groups who may be enjoying the outdoors for the first time in weeks. Protect each other by keeping a 2 metre distance.”

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