Man who didnt isolate after return from holiday led to at least 56 infections – Independent.ie

The sobering “genuine example” of how the infection can rapidly spread within the neighborhood is revealed today in a report by the Department of Public Health, Mid West.

A guy who failed to limit his movements after returning to Ireland from a holiday abroad caused a minimum of 56 people being infected with Covid-19, including as much as 10 households and a sports group.

A male who stopped working to limit his motions after returning to Ireland from a holiday abroad caused at least 56 people being contaminated with Covid-19, consisting of up to 10 homes and a sports team.

” However, by this phase, he had actually already contaminated a number of his good friends. 3 of these buddies went on to infect their households.”

It comes as three more deaths from the virus were reported yesterday along with 1,283 brand-new infections.

The highly contagious nature of the virus is shown in the case pointed out by the department today.

Its report said the man at the centre of the outbreak “was abroad on his vacations however he did not restrict his movements as per the current HSE standards when he got house”.

Of these, 408 were in Dublin, 156 in Cork, 88 in Kildare, 80 in Meath, 55 in Limerick and the staying 496 cases were spread throughout 21 other counties.

The report said: “Another good friend who he infected felt unwell and called her GP to set up a Covid-19 test. She had the test in the early morning but by afternoon she felt a bit much better and chose to go to a friends celebration.

At initially he had “mild symptoms including a runny nose and a mild aching throat”, and his “temperature was normal”.

” He felt reassured by this and hung out with a group of pals and he later checked positive for Covid-19.

” This early morning there were four crucial care beds available in Cork University Hospital (CUH),” the spokesperson said.

Another health source suggested that intensive care beds were also readily available in Dublin and Galway.

The team members then went on to contaminate “a variety of people”.

A South-Southwest Hospital Group (SSWHG) spokesperson firmly insisted that extensive care beds were readily available despite the rise in the infection.

The insistence came as a senior medical professional alerted that Cork faced the danger of clients needing to be moved somewhere else and important cancer surgeries either being re-scheduled or postponed because of mounting pressure on readily available crucial care bed capability.

Cork GP Dr Mary Favier, who is also an advisor to the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet), stated hospitals dealt with increased pressure. “For the last number of days in Cork, there have actually been no intensive care beds readily available and one (physician) needed to call a number of other systems around the nation prior to he could discover a bed. That raises problems of safety and resources for transfer,” she informed RTÉ.

Meanwhile, health chiefs have firmly insisted that crucial care beds are offered regardless of the surge in Covid-19 cases and the increased number of hospitalisations across the country.

” After the party, she got her test result and it was positive. By attending the party while waiting for her test outcome, she ended up contaminating a number of other individuals.”

As the male at the centre of the case “has a close extended family who visit each others houses routinely, this led to some extended household members also getting contaminated with Covid-19.

In all, a minimum of 56 individuals are thought to have been contaminated in the outbreak.

” One of his extended family members who had no signs played a match with his local team and a number of his colleagues were contaminated as an outcome.”

Irish Independent

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