Sense of foreboding at CUH as Covid cases increase 

Sense of foreboding at CUH as Covid cases increase 

There was a sense of foreboding at Cork University Hospital this evening amid rising Covid-19 cases and increased hospitalisations, according to an infectious disease specialist.

Dr Corinna Sadlier, an infectious disease consultant in Cork, took to social media on Friday evening amid reports of increased Covid-19 cases to say the fight against Covid-19 is in our hands.

Dr Sadlier was tweeting after more than 100 cases of Covid-19 were notified in Cork on a single day.

Dr Corinna Sadlier, Consultant in Infectious Diseases at Cork University Hospital.
Dr Corinna Sadlier, Consultant in Infectious Diseases at Cork University Hospital.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) was notified of 617 confirmed cases of Covid-19, including 107 in Cork, on Friday.

Five additional deaths related to the virus were also notified on Friday.

In a tweet, Dr Sadlier said she felt a “real sense of foreboding leaving CUH” on Friday evening.

She warned that the number of cases is trending in the wrong direction, hospitalisations are increasing and that cases are “seeded for the coming week”.

We know how to interrupt transmission and push the virus back,” she said, adding it’s a “big responsibility” but one that is “in our hands.”

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