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31/07/2021

'Suspected coronavirus case at University Hospital Waterford'

'Suspected coronavirus at University Hospital Waterford'

Suspected coronavirus case at University Hospital Waterford, according to Waterford News and Star

There is a suspected case of coronavirus at University Hospital Waterford, according to a local media report. 

According to Waterford News and Star, a patient who returned from China on Monday reported symptoms of the virus at a local GP's practice and was subsequently rushed to University Hospital Waterford by ambulance.

UPDATE: Department of Health statement on suspected Waterford coronavirus case

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a new respiratory illness, which has not previously been seen in humans. Also known as 2019-nCov or novel coronavirus, its sypmtoms include a cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties and fever (high temperature). 

WaterfordLive.ie has contacted the hospital and the Department of Health in relation to the suspected case. 

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