Paul Reid, CEO HSE, at Dr Steevens’ Hospital this afternoon
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) July 29, 2021
Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin.
The weekly HSE operational update on the response to Covid-19.
In relation to a question about frontline healthcare workers who have refused a vaccine, the HSE’s CEO Paul Reid said: “There have been occasions where teams have gone through a health risk assessment and moved people into different roles.”
He described them as a “small number”.
Niamh O’Beirne, National Lead, Testing and Tracing, HSE at Dr Steevens’ Hospital
Not around the eyes.
National Lead for Testing and Tracing with the HSE Niamh O’Beirne said positivity rates for Covid-19 are rising across testing sites.
She said the positivity rate is currently at 11.7%, but some sites are seeing positivity levels of more than 21%.
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She said there are a number of particularly busy sites, notably in Donegal, Louth, Meath, and Monaghan.
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