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UK News Coronavirus: Northern Ireland warns of 'possible second wave' after initial peak in deaths

15:25  01 april  2020
15:25  01 april  2020 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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Northern Ireland’s Health Minister has warned of a potential “second wave” of coronavirus cases after an initial peak.

Health Minister Robin Swann has said expert modelling indicates the region will experience the peak of its first wave of COVID-19 between 6-20 April and will see 3,000 deaths before a possible second wave.

In a statement, he said the modelling outcome sets out a reasonable worst-case scenario, based on a number of assumptions including social distancing measures producing a 66% reduction in contacts outside the home and workplace.

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Confirmation that the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic had spread to Ireland came on 29 February 2020. Tony Holohan the Chief Medical Officer for the Irish Department of Health, announced its arrival.

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Under this reasonable worst-case scenario, the projected number of cumulative COVID-19 deaths in Northern Ireland over 20 weeks of the epidemic would be 3,000.

In total 28 people have died with COVID-19 in Northern Ireland.

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According to figures issued on Tuesday by each country’s health authority, a further 367 people died in England, with 13 in Scotland, seven in Wales and six in Northern Ireland.

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Overall, there have been 1,651 deaths in England, 69 in Wales, 60 in Scotland and 28 in Northern Ireland.

Cabinet minister Michael Gove said the sharp rise in UK deaths from coronavirus was “deeply shocking” but he could not say exactly when the peak of the epidemic would come.

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Chris Hopson, the chief executive of NHS Providers, which represents NHS trusts, said maximum testing capacity in the UK was currently “very constrained” at around 13,000 tests per day.

At present, the focus is on testing patients in hospital to see if they have coronavirus, with NHS trusts told earlier in the week they should use up to 15% of any spare testing capacity for NHS staff.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has now scrapped that cap, telling NHS hospital labs to use all spare capacity to test their frontline workers.

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The senior medic warned there was no room for complacency.Robin Swann said people needed to realise that the restrictions would not be lifted in the short term, stressing that the region would be dealing with Covid-19 for a “very long time”.

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