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World Coronavirus Ireland update: 10 more people die and 200 new cases confirmed in Republic

01:52  30 march  2020
01:52  30 march  2020 Source:   msn.com

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More than 60 staff at Cork University Hospital (CUH) have been asked to self-isolate following a case of coronavirus at the hospital that was a result of Seven cases were reported by Thursday night, more than doubling the previous number. There have been three cases confirmed in Northern Ireland and

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar 10 more people have died from the coronavirus in the Republic of Ireland with 200 new cases confirmed on Sunday evening.

The total amount of deaths in the county now stands at 46 with 2,615 confirmed cases in the Republic.

Some 21 have now died in Northern Ireland with a further 410 confirmed cases in the country - that brings the nationwide figure for cases to 2025 and deaths 76.

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Medical Officer Tony Holohan said: "Today, we are informed of a further 10 deaths. Our condolences are with the family and friends of all patients who have died as a result of COVID-19.

“While we continue to build our capacity for intensive care, our strategy remains to prevent people from needing intensive care in the first place.

“We know the virus will not survive if we prevent it from passing among ourselves. The enhanced restrictions announced on Friday aim to slow down and restrict the spread of the virus.”

Earlier today the HSE said they are expecting the peak in Covid-19 cases to happen in mid-April.

HSE's chief operations officer Anne O'Connor said "April 10 to 14 is what we are planning for".

HSE chief executive Paul Reid said it was "impossible" to predict when Ireland will reach the peak of the pandemic - but warned we are not there yet.

"We have to plan for the worst-case scenario. We have to be prepared," he said.

Ms O’Connor added: "We are certainly working towards a peak in mid-April over the next two to three weeks - that's what we are planning for but we don't know.

"We have to work on some basis when it comes to planning and we are planning for a peak between the 10th and 14th of April.

"The other thing to reiterate is that a peak will come and go, but we will continue to be very busy. It's not like all of this will go away after the peak. 

“There will be a large group of people who will continue to need our services."

They were speaking at a media briefing held in a landmark hotel which is to become a quarantine facility for more than 1,000 people.

The Citywest hotel and conference centre has been taken over by the health service as they step up the war on Covid-19.

It will be used as an overflow to ease pressure on hospitals and vital intensive care unit beds as the virus peak hits.

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