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Explainer: What we know about the recent spate of acute hepatitis in children
There have been six probable cases of the illness in Ireland, and one child has sadly died.
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'A real concern': A third of patients with Covid-19 in hospital contracted the virus while on wards, says Tánaiste
‘They didn’t come in Covid positive, they picked up Covid while in the hospital,’ said Leo Varadkar.
# Coronavirus
Post-match parties and house gatherings: Where GPs notice Covid outbreaks originating
A GP said one outbreak was linked to match celebrations where team members drank shots out of a championship cup.
# HPSC
There are 2,475 'open' outbreaks of Covid-19 in Ireland with 522 new outbreaks notified last week
The HPSC published its latest report on outbreaks and clusters in Ireland this morning.
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Meat plant workers have a choice between going to work with Covid symptoms or not getting paid, Dáil told
Alan Kelly TD said we can’t have a situation where workers are going into meat plants having taken paracetamol or Calpol to hide their temperature.
# Coronavirus
Estimated 400 out of 1,250 Covid-19 cases in past 14 days connected to meat factories or direct provision
Earlier today, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed a further 120 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
# Covid-19
What the latest figures tell us about cases in LOKdown counties - and new, smaller clusters further afield
A number of counties are experiencing new outbreaks, but smaller in scale compared to the counties where restrictions are in place.
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'We cannot afford to wait and see': Taoiseach calls for solidarity as first localised restrictions set to take effect
The Taoiseach addressed the country after 6pm this evening.
# covid testing
Increase in proportion of Covid-19 close contacts failing to take up offer of test
Public health officials have identified a number of clusters in recent days.
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Australia to close border between Victoria and New South Wales after virus spike
Victoria – home to more than 6.6 million people – announced a record 127 new cases today.
# through the phases
'It wouldn't be a failure': Why there may be more clusters as Ireland re-opens and the plan to manage them
Dr Tony Holohan said this week we’re “better placed” now to deal with an outbreak or cluster now than we may have been in February.
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Hiqa sent more than 170 complaints relating to Covid-19 in nursing homes during March and April
Many complainants raised concerns about social distancing and infection control measures in homes as the virus spread.
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NPHET to meet to discuss Covid-19 outbreak in meat factories
Last night it emerged that 828 workers have been diagnosed across the country.
# meat processors
Ten clusters and 566 cases of Covid-19 have been identified at meat processing plants
The figures emerged during a briefing from health officials this evening.
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'It's distressing for families': Call for repeat Covid-19 testing in nursing homes
Over 200 clusters of the virus have been reported in nursing homes to date.
# Agriculture
Several Covid-19 clusters reported at meat processing plants
The agriculture minister confirmed that there are six clusters at meat processing plants.
# Nursing Homes
89-year-old man who died in nursing home had been waiting 15 days for Covid-19 test result
Jerry Ryan’s family said some eight residents are also waiting for their results back.
# HPSC
Harris announces new supports for nursing homes after 40 clusters identified across the country
Figures correct as of midnight on Wednesday were released this morning by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
# Outbreak
New figures show 38 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland's nursing homes
Nursing homes now account for 23.8% of Covid-19 clusters in the country.
# nursing homes ireland
Minister Simon Harris 'to immediately address' PPE shortages in nursing homes
Minister Simon Harris met with representatives of nursing homes today to discuss their role in the Covid-19 crisis.
# Covid-19
Names of towns and regions where Covid-19 clusters are should be released, says Martin
Martin said it might change public behaviour if people know their areas have been affected.