Coronavirus Updates on KCLR
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
New Covid-19 vaccination clinic open in Carlow today
It's at St. Dympnna's Hospital has appointments available until 4pm for primary and booster shots
New mobile Covid-19 vaccination clinic to visit SETU Carlow campus
The unit will be operating outside the Barrow Centre at SETU Carlow from 10am to 4pm on Thursday 2nd, Tuesday...
Health Minister says we’re over the worst of the winter flu season
The Health Minister says it's likely that we are past the worst of the winter flu season. Stephen Donnelly says...
Carlow one of the counties with the highest rates of Covid19 related deaths since the beginning of the Pandemic
According to the latest report by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Carlow has a mortality rate of 200.2 per 100,000...
Kilkenny vaccination centre opens for Covid-19 booster jabs for those aged 18-49
The HSE has published details of local vaccination centres, following the news that those aged 18-49 were being invited to...
Fresh appeal issued for people to avoid emergency department at St Luke’s General Hospital for Carlow and Kilkenny
29 people were waiting on a bed locally this morning
Kilkenny councillor John Coonan calls on HSE to improve how it’s dealing with long Covid
The local representative says up to one-in-ten people who've had the virus could be suffering from long covid - so...
Covid-19 has not gone away in the way we would like says consultant at St Luke’s General Hospital for Carlow and Kilkenny
Cardiologist Michael Conway says the coronavirus could affect our health services this winter
Avoid the Emergency Department of St Luke’s Hospital for Carlow and Kilkenny if at all possible
Many are presenting with covid and other complex needs requiring admission
Domestic tourism during Covid19 pandemic down 76% in Kilkenny and 41% in Carlow/Kildare according to new report
A local hotel manager says it's not surprising