Member of the Defence Forces or HSE at a coronavirus test centre set up on the LÉ Samuel Beckett, at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, last month

This morning.

RTÉ is reporting that a nursing home resident who was tested for Covid-19 nine days ago died last night.

The resident’s test results had not come through by the time of their death.

RTÉ is also reporting a nursing home resident is very ill in hospital and still waiting for their Covid-19 test result, after a swab being taken eight days ago.

Fergal Bowers has tweeted:

12 thoughts on “Nine Days Ago

  1. GiggidyGoo

    From 24th March.

    Director at the National Virus Reference Centre, Dr Cillian de Gascun, said that by next week, they could analyse 3,000 tests per day.
    He added: “Hopefully over the next few weeks we can round these figures up.
    “We are working on samples that were taken on Sunday.
    “There was a 10-12 hour turn around time last week – this has jumped to 26 hours.”
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  2. Harry M

    Far from ideal. I would think that due to the extremely rapid upscaling of testing that some tests had slipped through the cracks. Hopefully those cracks have been filled in…

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  3. m

    they should have increased the benchmark of 1 symptom for a test to two sooner, keep the hypochondriacs and attention seekers away

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  4. Joe cool

    9 days myself and herself have been waiting. Cannot work barely left the house. I’m being driven demented

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  5. Dave

    Are these poor unfortunates part of the coronavirus death toll or are they hidden under the historical death toll to be uncovered at great expense by a future inquiry?

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    1. some old queen

      The other side of that coin is that everyone who tests positive for COVID 19 is registered as death by- when there may underlying issues which were the actual cause.

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