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COVID infection is on the rise among health workers in Ireland; Virus confirmed in 476 health workers within two weeks

While the number of COVID-19 cases among health workers around the world is declining, the opposite is happening in Ireland.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) said COVID-19 tested positive for 476 health workers in Ireland in two weeks. The HPSC says the infections were reported between September 29 and October 12.

Health care workers account for 22% of corona virus cases in the Republic of Ireland. One-third of them are in Dublin and 79% are women.

Earlier, the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan had said that the virus infection is on the rise in Ireland’s healthcare workers.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said a few days ago that the incidence of COVID-19 infection in health workers around the world was declining sharply.

The WHO figures were released after analysing reports from 83 countries, mainly in Europe and the United States.

The WHO’s epidemiologist Anne Perrocheau had said the increase in the number of health workers was due to a severe shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the beginning and a lack of training in its use.

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