Many with Covid-19 signs not self-isolating, says NPHET, as 38 instances confirmed

Many with Covid-19 symptoms not self-isolating, says NPHET, as 38 cases confirmed


Individuals who don’t self-isolate after creating Covid-19 signs are placing others in danger, the performing chief medical officer has warned, after a survey confirmed nearly all of sufferers who contacted GPs previously week had not finished so.

Dr Ronan Glynn made the feedback because the Nationwide Public Well being Emergency Group (NPHET) reported an extra 38 confirmed instances of coronavirus within the State. This brings to 26,065 the whole variety of instances which were confirmed within the Republic.

No additional deaths from Covid-19 had been reported on Friday. There have been a complete of 1,763 coronavirus-related deaths within the Republic.

NPHET’s assertion mentioned a survey of GPs had indicated that the overwhelming majority of sufferers who had contacted them with Covid-like signs previously week had not been self-isolating because the onset of their signs.

Dr Glynn mentioned: “The significance of isolating as quickly as you’ve any flu-like signs can’t be overstated. With out this particular person motion we merely is not going to break the chains of transmission and we are going to put many individuals liable to an infection.

“It is crucial that folks know that there is no such thing as a cost for GP or testing providers referring to Covid-19. Please don’t hesitate to contact your GP when you’ve got any considerations.”

Over the previous two days a complete of 123 instances have been reported, which Dr Glynn mentioned was “a reminder to us all to double down efforts as we head into this weekend”.

Of these, 84 instances had been linked to identified outbreaks or are shut contacts of different confirmed instances, whereas at the very least 19 instances have been recognized as group transmission.

The Irish Dog Foods factory in Naas, Co Kildare which suffered a Covid-19 outbreak and had to shut down. Photograph: Collins
The Irish Canine Meals manufacturing unit in Naas, Co Kildare which suffered a Covid-19 outbreak and needed to shut down. {Photograph}: Collins

A couple of-fifth of the 85 newly confirmed instances on Thursday had been amongst staff at Irish Canine Meals in Naas. The manufacturing unit, which employs about 200 individuals, closed per week in the past for a deep clear whereas staff who examined optimistic had been ordered to self-isolate.

General, 44 of the instances had been in Kildare, 33 in Dublin, 11 in Clare, 10 in Laois, eight in Limerick and the remaining 17 had been throughout 10 counties.



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