Coronavirus: Seven New Cases C...


Coronavirus: Seven New Cases Confirmed

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

09:07 5 Mar 2020

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There are seven new cases of the coronavirus here.

Four men from the east of the country picked it up after travelling to northern Italy, where the illness is widespread.

Two women in the west got the illness from close contact with another confirmed case.

And a man in the south picked it up from the community - he's being treated in Cork University Hospital.

The hospital has cancelled all outpatient appointments for tomorrow.

This brings the total number of cases here to 13.

Chief medical office at the Department of Health, Dr Tony Holohan said: "Ireland remains in containment phase with just one case of community transmission."

"This is, however, a rapidly evolving situation. Public health doctors are working hard to ensure our containment measures are operating effectively."

"Most people who become infected with COVID-19 experience a mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for some."

"However, this will need a national effort. Every individual needs to be aware of how to protect their own health and the health of others."

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