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Covid-19 Outbreak At Laois Nursing Home Causes Six Deaths

33 staff are also battling the virus at the moment.

An outbreak of covid-19 at a Laois Nursing Home has resulted in the death of six residents to date. 

A further 52 residents of Droimnin Nursing Home are battling the virus along with 33 staff.

25 workers are living on site in Stradbally to help care for those affected. 

Brookhaven Healthcare runs the facility, it's Chief Executive Gearoid Brennan says they're hopeful that the situation will begin to improve in the coming days. 

Plans to administer the covid-19 vaccine have been put on hold until one month after all residents and staff return negative coronavirus tests.

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