Coronavirus Covid-19 – How prepared are Irish intensive care units? RTÉ Prime Time

David McCullagh is joined from UH Limerick by Dr Catherine Motherway, Intensive care physician, and Paddy Mallon, Consultant of Infectious Diseases, St Vincent’s University Hospital to discuss how well provided with ICU beds Irish hospitals are, and steps the community might take to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

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