Spain now has the world’s second-highest tally of coronavirus deaths after 738 more were reported on Wednesday, the country’s deadliest toll in one day.
With 3,434 coronavirus patients dead, Spain surpassed China’s toll of 3,285. Italy still has the most deaths of any nation in the world with 6,820.
Infections in Spain rose 20% from a day earlier to 47,610.
- The HSE have developed an information pack on how to protect yourself and others from coronavirus. Read it here
- Anyone with symptoms of coronavirus who has been in close contact with a confirmed case in the last 14 days should isolate themselves from other people - this means going into a different, well-ventilated room alone, with a phone; phone their GP, or emergency department;
- GPs Out of Hours services are not in a position to order testing for patients with normal cold and flu-like symptoms. HSELive is an information line and similarly not in a position to order testing for members of the public. The public is asked to reserve 112/999 for medical emergencies at all times.
- ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland. The support line will be open seven days a week, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024