What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Coronavirus, or more specifically COVID-19, is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. COVID-19 comes from the coronavirus family and hasn’t been experienced before. The virus originated in China and since early 2020 has spread from China across mainland Europe, to Ireland, and further afield.
If you believe you have come in contact with a person who has COVID-19 you should contact HSE Live by phoning 1850 24 1850.
Coronavirus (COVID19) symptoms present similar to flu-like symptoms. Symptoms include coughs, fever, breathing difficulties, shortness of breath. These symptoms can present within two days to two weeks of exposure to the virus.
Covid-19 (coronavirus) can also cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, particularly in those with underlying health conditions. People who may have been exposed are encouraged to self-isolate for a period of 14 days, while making contact by phone only to HSE Live or their GP.
Protect Yourself From Coronavirus
As antibiotics cannot be used and a vaccine is unavailable, there are simple every-day measures you can take to protect yourself from Coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Wash your hands properly and regularly using soap and water. Hand sanitiser may be used where soap and water are not available.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze or cough.
- Dispose of said tissues immediately in a waste bin.
- Regularly clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces (counters, desks, workstations)
- Heed travel advice and potential restrictions from the Department of Foreign Affairs, found here.
Coronavirus / Covid-19 News Updates
There's been 21 new cases of the coronavirus detected in Kilkenny. There's been an additional 252 confirmed cases of Covid-19...
The Taoiseach has stressed level five restrictions have worked as the government prepares to make a call on exiting the...
There were 5,193 new infections in the last fortnight, or 109 per hundred thousand people - 138 of them locally....
Number of new Covid-19 cases is up slightly nationwide as Carlow and Kilkenny see an increase of up to 13
Cabinet's due to meet in the coming days to decide if and how we come out of level 5 restrictions
Covid-19 latest: 8 more deaths, but low numbers of Carlow & Kilkenny cases as national figure drops to 330
Eight more people have died with COVID-19 with low numbers of new local cases. 330 new cases have also been...
Trade groups say that publicans have only been able to trade for two weeks out of the last 37.
It's partially because the average number of close contacts a confirmed case has has increased from 2.6 to 3.2.
The Farm Show (sponsored by Glanbia Connect) broadcasts on KCLR every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. with the programme repeated...
Officials at the Department of Health have confirmed 18 more cases of Covid-19 in Carlow and Kilkenny and 429 nationally....
St Luke's has confirmed that some staff at the local hospital are being asked to come into work while waiting...