The acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn has actually expressed concern at the number of break outs of Covid-19 in work environment settings.
Speaking at the Department of Health interview this night, Dr Glynn said: “We are now seeing outbreaks of the infection in a series of work settings, consisting of in building, in junk food outlets and in grocery stores.
” We can’t underestimate how rapidly clusters establish. We have come up until now together, however we require to stay alert to prevent a resurgence across the entire country in the coming weeks.”
Dr Glynn stated there had actually been more than 20 cases related to the building website and a number of other employees from the website had been evaluated and were awaiting results.
He stated this was the first substantial cluster on a building and construction site and there was a full outbreak control team in place, however he wanted to use it to remind employers of their need to ramp up their efforts to put the safety of personnel and clients initially.
” Workers require to physically distance. You’re no much safer because you’re in a workplace versus any other environment,” Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr @ronan_glynn states #Covid19 https://t.co/yro2bXPnFk pic.twitter.com/VsDngG9kfM
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) July 20, 2020
He stated there had actually been a number of break outs at fast-food outlets, including one in Kildare linked with a considerable variety of cases. He stated there had not been a case connected to it for a number of days.
He also stated there was a number of break outs connected with retail settings, but these typically involved small numbers of people and numerous were managed locally.
” Many workplaces have actually presented the brand-new routines and precaution required to resume their companies,” said Dr Glynn.
” I would advise all companies that the workplace and most particularly, shops, services and grocery stores, are the brand-new frontline, we are asking you to do everything you can to put the security of your staff and customers.
” With the increase in outbreaks in our neighborhoods, I would prompt everybody to use face coverings in health care settings and when shopping, consisting of in the grocery store and other indoor retail services,” added Dr Glynn.
There have been no additional deaths reported from Covid-19 in Ireland, while six new cases have been confirmed by the Department of Health.
There have been an overall of 1,753 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland. There are now a total of 25,766 validated cases of Covid-19 in the country.
In Northern Ireland, no more coronavirus deaths were recorded for the seventh consecutive day, so the main death toll there remains at 556.
There were 23 new cases in the area, including the weekend figures, taking the total variety of cases to 5,857
Dr Glynn said: “This is an exceptionally transmittable disease and it does not take much at all for this to spread.”
He said when companies resumed a couple of weeks ago, they went to fantastic lengths to guarantee their staff members and consumers were protected and it is understandable if that compliance has dropped off over time, today is the time to ramp up those measures again.
The department stated that 270 cases had been validated in the Republic over the past 2 weeks. It stated that 43%of these cases were male, with 57%woman.
The mean age is 34 years of ages, with 69%of these cases under 45 years of age.
It stated 20 counties reported new cases, with Dublin accounting for 55%, Kildare 10%and Cork 6%. All other counties were 5%or less.
Dr Glynn stated 83 cases (31%) remained in health care workers.
He said 1,110 deaths (63%of overall) were related to outbreaks in residential care facilities, of those 987 (56%) of all deaths have actually been associated with clusters in nursing homes.
There are 11 validated cases in medical facilities, 9 of whom remain in critical care units.
” This disease is actually infectious. Even if you take all of the safety measures you can still be unfortunate and contract this disease. There will be definitely no judgement of anybody who catches #Covid19“, Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr @ronan_glynn says
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) July 20, 2020
Chief Nursing Officer at the Department of Health Rachel Kenna said: “Our healthcare workers have actually been at the frontline given that March and they deserve our best efforts to continue to reduce the spread of this infection.
” The impact of any increase in cases will be difficult on healthcare employees, who have already offered a lot to keep us safe this year.
” Let’s reward their devoted and steadfast service by holding company on Covid-19″
Dr Sumi Dunne of the ICGP said: “Covid-19 is an extremely contagious illness, it thrives in crowds. There is no blame in contracting the virus.
” Please stay alert and watch out for typical symptoms such as a cough or a high temperature.
” If you believe you have the signs, isolate yourself from other people to include the infection and come forward for testing by contacting your GP as rapidly as possible.”
Minister Donnelly likewise said the general public health recommendations on travel is the exact same as it has been from day one, which is do not travel abroad other than for important factors.
Speaking at Leinster House, he said if people do need to take a trip abroad they need to limit their movements for 2 weeks.
Minister for Health @DonnellyStephen says individuals should only take a trip for important reasons that include: taking care of a relative abroad, essential work and citizens returning house @rtenews #GreenList pic.twitter.com/gRTRNrXkgR
— Aisling Kenny (@KennyAKE) July 20, 2020
In Other Places, two coronavirus vaccine prospects have shown safe for people and produced strong immune reactions among patients involved in separate clinical trials, medical professionals have stated.
The first trial amongst more than 1,000 grownups in Britain discovered that the vaccine caused “strong antibody and T cell immune reactions” against the unique coronavirus.
A separate trial in China involving more than 500 people revealed most had actually established widespread antibody immune action.
The World Health Company states information to date recommends 80%of Covid-19 infections are mild or asymptomatic, 15%are severe infection, needing oxygen and 5%are critical, needing ventilation.
Typically, you need to be 15 minutes or more in the vicinity of an infected person and within 2 metres of them, to be considered at-risk, or a close contact.