Fifteen residents die from Covid-19 in same Dublin nursing home in under a month
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Fifteen residents die from Covid-19 in same Dublin nursing home in under a month

FIFTEEN patients have died from coronavirus in the same Dublin nursing home in recent weeks.

St Mary's Hospital in Phoenix Park, which provides care for 198 elderly people has reportedly seen the deadly virus spread rapidly through the facility, and it's understood to have claimed the lives of 15 residents in just under three weeks.

Four of those deaths have come in the last four days, according to the Irish Times.

In a statement on Monday, a HSE spokeswoman confirmed the number of fatalities.

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"We offer our deepest sympathies to their family and friends and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time," she said.

St Mary’s Hospital has "24/7 medical and nursing management on site, with a nurse specialist in infection prevention and control also working on site", the spokeswoman said.

"Every effort continues to be implemented to maintain the professional standard of nursing and health care assistant staffing in St Mary’s Hospital during this time."