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Coronavirus: No new deaths and 11 new cases as Portlaoise Hospital remains Covid-19 free

There were no new Coronavirus death today – meaning 1,742 is still the death toll in Ireland now.

While there has been a total of 11 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today.

That means there is now a total of 25,542 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “A key element of our response to COVID-19 is ensuring that any person experiencing symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, fever, loss of sense of smell or taste) comes forward for testing. Please do not adopt a ‘wait-and-see’ approach, instead isolate yourself and contact your GP without delay.

“The National Public Health Emergency Team meets again tomorrow (Thursday 9 July) to continue its review of Ireland’s response and preparedness to COVID-19.”

Portlaoise Hospital remains Covid-19 free

There are 12 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in hospitals, according to the latest figures from the Health Service Executive.

Nine of the 12 patients with confirmed Covid-19 are in critical care beds, with seven of these on ventilators.

Most hospitals have no confirmed cases at this point – including Portlaoise Hospital.

There are two suspected cases of Coronavirus in Portlaoise and currently zero general or critical care beds available.

The last confirmed case at the hospital was on Wednesday 10 June according to HSE figures.

Important information 

Symptoms of Covid-19 include:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Breathing difficulties.

Further resources:

  • The HSE: Official advice on the coronavirus in Ireland. This is being updated based on the number of confirmed cases and how the virus spreads in Ireland.
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs: Official advice on where to avoid travelling to. Also a resource for those who are abroad.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO): The UN agency on global public health publishes statements and daily situation reports based on the latest data.
  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC): The EU agency on the number of cases, deaths and how it’s spreading in Europe.
  • The Johns Hopkins University map: A heat map of the confirmed cases across the world.

A helpline for older people who are concerned about the coronavirus has been launched by Alone. The number is 0818 222 024, and it’s open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.