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Some 71,600 first dose vaccinations have been administered in nursing homes and other long-term residential care facilities. Photograph: iStock

A Co Laois nursing home hit by a “horrendous” Covid-19 outbreak that led to the deaths of 17 residents in just 20 days was “through it now”, the healt(...)

Six residents have died in total at Droimnín Nursing Home in Stradbally, Co Laois since the outbreak started on December 31st. Photograph: Droimnín Nursing Home/Facebook

A nursing home group that has recorded six Covid-19 deaths in one of its homes has called on the Government to roll out Covid-19 vaccines in care home(...)

Droimnín Nursing Home in Stradbally, Co Laois. It detected the first Covid-19 infection on December 29th in a resident who had been discharged from hospital. Photograph: Droimnín Nursing Home/Facebook

A Dublin nursing home is battling a Covid-19 outbreak that has infected 21 residents and five staff, and resulted in the deaths of two residents. El(...)

The recommendation comes as the number of Covid-19 cases rises while public health measures including serial testing have managed to prevent the spread of infection in nursing homes. Photograph: iStock

Nursing homes want an early warning system to alert them to localised outbreaks so they can take additional precautionary measures to prevent coronavi(...)