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Reopening of pubs deferred

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Plans to reopen pubs have been postponed until August 10th.

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Clare three days without an increase in COVID-19 cases

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Two more people have died from COVID-19 with an additional 14 cases recorded across the country as Co Clare has now gone three days without an increase in confirmed cases.

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High volumes of patients presenting to UHL emergency department

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University Hospital Limerick is experiencing a “very busy” emergency department today (Wednesday) with staff appealing to the public to consider all care options before travelling to the Dooradoyle facility.

High volumes of patients including many frail elderly personnel have been attending the ED in recent days. In the 24-hour period up to 8am on July 15th, a total of 215 patients attended the Emergency Department. There were 232 attendances in the previous 24-hour period. The average number of daily attendances during 2019 was 195.

At 8am this morning there were 35 admitted patients in the ED waiting for a bed. In addition there were a further 23 patients in two assessment units waiting for admission. The majority of these patients are in single rooms or assessment bays. A total of 8 of these patients were on trolleys on corridors between these three locations, a spokesperson told The Clare Echo “every effort is made” to maintain physical distancing.

Injury units in Ennis and Nenagh are open from 8am to 8pm, and St John’s is open from 8am to 7pm. Injury Units are for the treatment of broken bones, dislocations, sprains strains, wounds, scalds and minor burns. Members of the public with a less serious illness can contact their GP or out of hours GP service.

Patients with symptoms of COVID-19 must contact their GP by phone in the first instance and not present in person at the GP surgery or the ED.

“We regret that any patient faces a long wait time for a bed and clinicians are currently undertaking additional ward rounds to identify patients suitable for discharge or transfer. Measures being taken to relieve pressure on the ED and as part of our escalation policy also include the transfer of appropriate patients to community care settings and maximising access to homecare packages and transition care; working closely with Community Intervention Teams to provide antibiotics and other appropriate care in a patient’s home or care facility and communication with GPs to ensure patients are referred to ED only where appropriate,” a spokesperson for UL Hospitals Group outlined.

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Clare records no new cases of COVID-19

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No new deaths related to COVID-19 have been recorded on Tuesday however the highest amount of daily cases have been reported while Co Clare has had no increase in individuals testing positive.

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No further COVID-19 cases in Clare

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Co Clare has not recorded an increase in new COVID-19 cases. For the first time in over a month, a…

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Clare is no longer COVID-19 free as one new case is recorded

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Clare’s 30 day run without a new case of COVID-19 is over.

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Clare 30 days without a COVID-19 case

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Co Clare is now 30 days without an increase in COVID-19 cases.

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Clare remains COVID-19 free

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Clare is the only COVID-19 free county in the Republic of Ireland at the present moment while 1 additional death and 25 new cases have been recorded across the country.

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Clare four weeks without a new COVID-19 case

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Co Clare has recorded four weeks without an increase in COVID-19 cases while across the country six more deaths and 23 additional cases have been recorded.

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Clare 27 days without increase in COVID-19 cases

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No new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported on Wednesday with an additional 11 cases confirmed while Co Clare is now 27 days without an increase in cases.

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