'You are the frontline now Cork,' says doctor amid concerns over rise in Covid-19 cases 

'You are the frontline now Cork,' says doctor amid concerns over rise in Covid-19 cases 

"You are the frontline now Cork" in the fight against Covid-19 -that's the message from a doctor to the people of Cork.

"You are the frontline now Cork" in the fight against Covid-19 -that's the message from a doctor to the people of Cork.

Consultant Paediatrician at the Bon Secours Hospital, Niamh Lynch, tweeted the message in the wake of figures released in the past two days, showing that Cork had a total of 219 new cases confirmed on Friday and yesterday.

112 new cases were confirmed for Cork yesterday evening, on top of 107 in Cork on Friday.

There were 1,012 confirmed cases nationally yesterday - up from 617 the previous day.

She said: "You are the frontline now Cork. You are the team out on the pitch. Us healthcare workers are the goalies. It's up to you to stop Covid scoring the only goal it wants, which is to keep spreading."

She pleaded: "Let's make Level 3 work."

Cork GPs are also urging the public to take steps to stall the progress of Covid-19.

Dr Nuala O Connor urged: "The numbers tell the story. You all know what to do. Act fast. Stop meeting people and we just might be able to avert level 5."

Dr Ronan Boland warned that there is no spare capacity in Cork hospitals, and said that numbers are "certain to worsen for at least the next 2-3 weeks even if Level 3 (is) effective."

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