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One-third of all nursing homes now have virus as expert warns of ‘catastrophe’

ICU admissions fall for second day as Holohan links rise in cases with increased testing

Almost one-third of nursing homes in Ireland have the Covid-19 virus, the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) said on Thursday.

Mary Dunnion, chief inspector of social services with Hiqa, told RTÉ radio’s Morning Ireland staffing is a real issue for nursing-home providers and that speedier testing would be of benefit.

The number of outbreaks of Covid-19 in nursing homes has risen to 155, up four on the previous day, according to the…

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