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15 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in Clare

THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 15 new Covid-19 cases in Clare and 56 additional deaths related to Covid-19. 31 of these deaths occurred in February, 13 occurred in January, 3 in December or earlier, while a further 9 are under investigation. The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 16 – 97 years. There has been a total of 4,237 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight, Tuesday, February 23, the HPSC has been notified of 574 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 216,870* confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. Of the cases notified today: 285 are men / 287 are women 67% are under 45 years of age The median age is 34 years old 175 in Dublin, 57 in Limerick, 43 in Kildare, 37 in Galway, 35 in Meath and the remaining 227 cases are spread across 18 other counties. ** …

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Clare records 16 new cases of Covid-19

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 16 new cases of Covid-19 in Clare, while there has been one additional death related to Covid-19. There has been a total of 4,137 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight, Sunday, February 21, the HPSC has been notified of 686 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 215,743 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. Of the cases notified today: 325 are men / 354 are women 66% are under 45 years of age The median age is 34 years old 278 in Dublin, 49 in Limerick, 37 in Kildare, 32 in Louth, 31 in Donegal and the remaining 259 cases are spread across all remaining counties.* As of 8am today, 726 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 156 are in ICU. 33 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours. As of February 19, 340,704 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland: 214,384 people …

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Six new cases of Covid-19 in Clare as national figure drops to 650

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of six additional cases of Covid-19 in Clare, while there have been 57 additional deaths related to Covid-19. 34 of these deaths occurred in February, 21 in January, 1 in December and 1 in November. The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 52-99 years. There has been a total of 4,036 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight, Tuesday, February 16, the HPSC has been notified of 650 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 211,751 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. Of the cases notified today: 325 are male/ 323 are female 65% are under 45 years of age The median age is 37 years old 192 in Dublin, 53 in Galway, 50 in Meath, 46 in Kildare, 46 in Cork and the remaining 263 cases are spread across 19 other counties. As of 8am today, 831 Covid-19 …

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Maternity Hospital runs virtual clinics for pregnant women with diabetes

THE Diabetes in Pregnancy service at University Maternity Hospital Limerick (UMHL) has served mums and mums-to-be throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to innovative ‘virtual clinics’. According to the UL Hospitals’ Group, these clinics provide convenient access to health services at a time when social and physical distancing remains so central to minimising the threat to public health of the coronavirus. A virtual clinic is one in which the patient and clinician interact in real time, via a video link or phone call instead of the traditional face-to-face appointment. Staff and patients of the Diabetes in Pregnancy Service at UMHL are using the ‘Attend Anywhere’ video platform and telephone calls to conduct a total of 92 virtual consultations every week. This technology is enabling the Diabetes in Pregnancy service to host four Gestational Diabetes clinics every week with a total of 24 patient ‘slots; one weekly clinic in Insulin Initiation with six patient slots; while also allowing for 20 scheduled calls …

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Fears voiced over Covid-19 risk at Clare Direct Provision centres

CONCERNS continue about the difficulty of social distancing and self-isolation for residents of Direct Provision centres who believe that their living conditions are putting them, and those they work with in the wider community, in danger. While the Department of Justice has unveiled a number of measures aimed at addressing the issue, a Clare-based spokesperson for the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI) continues to seek assurances that further support will be provided. The fact that a number of those living in Direct Provision centres work in the healthcare sector, combined with the heightened risk to those in the profession, mean more action is needed, according to Bulelani Mfaco of MASI. “You would generally expect that those who work with vulnerable elderly people in healthcare settings like nursing homes to be living in secluded areas, in their own isolation zones, but that is not happening in many Direct Provision centres,” he said. “Instead, in some situations, you have up …

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Parents urged to seek help for early signs of diabetes in childen

PARENTS are being urged to recognise the warning signs of early onset diabetes in children and not to delay during the Covid-19 pandemic from seeking diagnosis of and treatment for the condition. Dr Orla Neylon, consultant paediatric endocrinologist  at University Hospital Limerick (UHL), said parents should be aware of the symptoms, and, if their child is displaying them, to contact first their family doctor or, if their GP is unavailable, the Paediatric Emergency Department at UHL. Dr Neylon has warned treatment is urgent particularly for children who  are urinating frequently;  are excessively thirsty; wetting the bed;  losing weight and if the child has a lack of energy. then parents should consider the possibility of diabetes, and get it checked immediately.” She added: “It’s understandable during the current Covid-19 pandemic that people might be concerned about attending hospitals, but if diabetes is not treated as a matter of urgency, it can lead to complications that are potentially fatal.” The early symptoms …

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