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Dr Tony Holohan issues open letter to those who have been vaccinated

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan has penned an open letter to those who’ve been vaccinated. Detailing what comes next, Dr Holohanw is urging those who have been cocooning to return to living their lives, albeit while adhering to Covid-19 guidelines. An open letter to those who’ve been vaccinated on what comes next – from Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer This pandemic has dealt each and every person in Ireland an unfair hand, in many different and diverse ways. Everyone has made difficult sacrifices; everyone has had one of the most uniquely challenging years of their lives. In that sense, we are all in this together. However, there are some of us who were faced with more difficulties than others: firstly, those of you who have been bereaved by this disease and have experienced loss in a way that has been cruelly constrained by this disease and the restrictions it imposes on us. I would like to express my …

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Another day without a Covid case in Clare

While 11 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the last 24 hours, none were detected in Clare. Consequently, it is all of 19 days since the latest person in the county was diagnosed with the virus. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre was informed that one person with Covid-19 has died and there has now been a total of 1,736 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Monday, the HPSC has been notified of 11 confirmed cases bringing to 25,473 the number of confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland. Over the past week, 24,607 tests were carried out and 116 tests were positive, giving a positivity rate of 0.5%. Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Today marks six months since the WHO first received reports of what we now know to be Covid-19. Since then, there have been 10 million cases and 500,000 deaths reported worldwide. “We know more about this virus and …

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No new Clare Covid-19 cases reported

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed that a total of 17 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,631 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Tuesday 26 May the HPSC has been notified of 73 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been no new cases in Clare. The figure stands at 322. There is now a total of 24,803 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  reveals: 57% are female and 43% are male the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years 3,251 cases (13%) have been hospitalised Of those hospitalised, 399 cases have been admitted to ICU 7,891 cases are associated with healthcare workers Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,961 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,451 …

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No additional Covid-19 deaths nationally

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland is 1,606. As of today the HPSC has been notified of 59 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 24,698 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, Saturday 23 May (24,593 cases), reveals: · 57% are female and 43% are male · the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years · 3,225 cases (13%) have been hospitalised · Of those hospitalised, 394 cases have been admitted to ICU · 7,842 cases are associated with healthcare workers · Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,876 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,438 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,390 …

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McNamara to chair new Covid-19 Dáil committee

CLARE Independent TD, Michael McNamara has said he doesn’t expect the new Covid-19 Dáil committee, of which be became chairperson this week, to be a star chamber or to make a political football of public health guidelines. Responding to questions from The Clare Champion this week, Deputy McNamara said he expected the high-profile committee to treat witnesses, who will include Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Tony Holohan, with respect and to focus on matters of public interest and information. The committee, which is the only one sitting currently, is made up of four members each from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin, with one seat each for other parties and Independent groups. On Tuesday, it elected Deputy McNamara, by lunchtime, to be its chair, before a longer-than-expected private session which continued into the late afternoon. For reasons of social distancing and to ensure the committee has legal privilege, the meeting took place in the Dáil chamber, with the Scariff-based …

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One additional Covid-19 case in Clare

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been informed that a total of 24 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,488 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am on Tuesday the HPSC has been notified of 107 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There has been one new case in Clare bringing the total in this county to 306. There is now a total of 23,242 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, Sunday May 10 (23,089 cases), reveals: · 57% are female and 42% are male · the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years · 3,031 cases (13%) have been hospitalised · Of those hospitalised, 386 cases have been admitted to ICU · 6,906 cases are associated with healthcare workers · …

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15 additional Covid-19 deaths nationwide

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has today been informed that a total of 15 people with COVID-19 have died.  There have now been a total 1,467 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am today the HPSC  was notified of 139 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. Two of those cases were in Clare, bringing the total in this county to 305. There is now a total of 23,135 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, Saturday 9th May (22,894 cases), reveals: · 57% are female and 43% are male · the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years · 2,998 cases (13%) have been hospitalised · Of those hospitalised, 383 cases have been admitted to ICU · 6,834 cases are associated with healthcare workers · Dublin has …

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Clare Covid-19 cases at 229

Two months after the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed, Clare now has a total of 229 positive cases.. However, despite a rise of 17 cases in the latest figures, Clare still remains one of the counties with the lowest incidences of the virus. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre revealed today that a total of 59 people with Covid-19 have died, of which 45 were laboratory confirmed. There have now been a total of 1,159 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Tuesday,, the HPSC has been notified of 229 new confirmed cases of the virus bringing to 19,877 the total number of confirmed cases 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. As of midnight Monday last, 153,054 tests have been carried out. Over the past week, 41,470 tests were carried out and of these 5,335 were positive, giving a …

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