From top: Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty and Independent Roscommon–Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice this afternoon
It is understood the vast majority of residents in a nursing home in Co Galway have tested positive for Covid-19, with the virus also impacting a significant number of care staff at the facility. | https://t.co/wrSGPw660a pic.twitter.com/TFZd0YVsKT
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) October 22, 2020
By 10pm on Tuesday night, when the results for all tests came back, 25 out of 27 residents were found to be Covid-19 positive.
The virus has also severely impacted on staff at the facility, with in the region of ten care staff and seven nurses infected.
All have gone into isolation to reduce the further spread of the virus.
As a result, the nursing home is operating with a massively reduced number of staff today.
At present, just one nurse and one health care worker are on duty, along with some ancillary staff at the premises.
Previously: Left To Die: Nursing Home Timeline