Concern About Rising Numbers Of Coronavirus Cases In Nursing Homes

The Chief Medical Officer has raised concerns about the rising number of coronavirus cases in nursing homes.

There have been 38 outbreaks in those settings so far, with most of them in the east of the country.

Last night, the Department of Health confirmed another 22 deaths from Covid 19, bringing the death toll to 120.


There are also 424 new cases, with the total now standing at 4,273 – 50 of which are in County Clare.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan says dealing with clusters in nursing homes has to be a priority.