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Covid Case Confirmed At Portarlington Nursing Home

Management says they were a new admission to the facility.

A Portarlington Nursing Home is dealing with a case of COVID-19. 

Oakdale Nursing Home says a new admission tested positive for the illness and all precautions were put in place. 

The resident is in isolation and staff are under-going routine testing.

Meanwhile,

45 nursing home residents got Covid-19 last week, and there were seven new clusters in these settings. 

A total of 254 people over 65 years old got the virus last week, according to the Chief Medical Officer. 

In a letter to the Health Minister, Dr Tony Holohan said there were an average of 12 Covid hospital admissions a day last week. 

There were also 34 coronavirus deaths in September - an eight-fold increase on the four in August. 

CORONAVIRUS: A Laois Nursing Home is dealing with a number of COVID-19 cases.

Posted by Midlands 103 on Monday, 5 October 2020

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