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HSE issues warning over contact tracing scam

The HSE is urging the public to be vigilant in light of reports of a telephone/text scam from people claiming to be HSE contact tracing and testing staff. The fraudulent calls and text messages claim that the person has been identified as a close contact of someone who has Covid-19 and ask for money for a testing kit to be sent to them and for bank details. The HSE does not charge the public for Covid-19 related services, including testing, and such texts and calls should be ignored. Any close contacts of a confirmed positive case of Covid-19 will be contacted by phone call by the Contact Tracing Team or Public Health Staff in the HSE and referred for a test. The HSE does not charge or ask for payment for testing. If the Covid-19 Tracker App has identified you as a close contact you will see a red box with the advice on what you should do next on all …

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Almost four weeks without Covid case

It has been almost four weeks since the last positive case of Covid-19 was diagnosed in Clare. However over the last five months, 32 people have died from virus in the county while a total of 368 people have tested positive. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 1 person with Covid-19 has died. There has now been a total of 1,742 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight last Monday, the HPSC has been notified of 24 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 25,538 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “As of 5pm this evening, the Covid Tracker App had approximately 545,000 downloads. This is one more example of the solidarity and collective spirit that has characterised the Irish public’s response to Covid-19 to date. “The app is an important tool to support our contact tracing systems. It has the …

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