A Dublin patient is understood to have spread the deadly coronavirus to a total of nearly 30 patients and staff after being transferred from one hospital to another.
One of the units in the hospital has been locked down entirely after the combination of workers and fellow attendees tested positive after coming in contact with the person.
It is understood that the patient was transferred to a midlands hospital from a Dublin one in mid-October.
The patient was put into a general ward in the hospital, where over 1,000 people work, and became ill before testing positive for Covid-19.
And sadly, the patient is not the first superspreader of this kind.
Earlier this week, one person passed the lethal virus onto another 30 people including their own family, their colleagues and funeral mourners.
The original infected person tested positive recently before spreading Covid-19 to 16 of their extended family.
From there, one of those family member’s infected two colleague while another attended a funeral inflicting the killer virus on three people.
From the same funeral, one mourner picked it up and passed it on to six people in their family – one of which, spread it to two of their colleagues with one case becoming thirty in just days.
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Dr Mai Mannix, Director of Public Health, HSE Mid West said that this just shows how easy the virus can spread when not controlled.
Source: Dublin News