DUBLIN: For the second day in a row, more than a thousand COVID-19 cases were reported in Ireland. Today alone, the health department reported 1,296 new cases. With this, 85,394 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Ireland. The death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 2,200. THe health officials confirmed six new deaths today.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said that COVID-19 is spreading rapidly and dangerously in Ireland. “While today is a positive day with the arrival of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, it does not mean that we can relax our adherence to public health measures. We must continue to stay at home, avoid social contact where possible, avoid visiting friends and family and not have visitors to our homes,” he said.
To the health workers all over the place, the nurse who collapsed in the hospital died
Although nurses and health workers stood by with support across the country in the early stages of the COVID-19, now nurses and health workers are fighting alone. Attention has so far not been given to hospitals that are heading for a major catastrophe as they are unable to replace health staff who are leaving work after contracting the virus.
Hundreds of health workers have lined up for patient care without even taking a break due to a shortage of nurses. Although many people initially came forward with volunteer work, including food distribution, now the situation has changed.
Many health workers have already sought treatment in hospitals. Some of them seem to have a critical condition. Hundreds of people who work while receiving treatment for other ailments are concerned.
52 COVID-19 patients are being treated at Beaumont Hospital, 26 at Letterkenny University Hospital and 22 at Tallaght University Hospital. Last night, 25 COVID-19 patients were in the intensive care unit, of which 13 were on ventilators. Authorities said that there were 64 critical care beds available.