Plea Issued After Wexford Firefighter And His Wife Test Positive For Coronavirus

Wexford have been doing well containing the coronavirus to date…

Today, Saturday 11, the Department have reported an increase of nine confirmed cases from the previous day, bringing Wexford’s total confirmed Covid-19 cases to 39.

An increase of nine is the biggest increase in the county to date.

Roscommon, Leitrim and Carlow are the only three counties with less confirmed coronavirus cases than Wexford, while Sligo hold the same amount.

Two people to test positive for the coronavirus were firefighter Dominick Gaughan and his wife Suzanne Gaughan.

Dominick caught the virus first and he has been isolating alone in a room in his house.

He believes that this led to his wife catching it. In a post issued on Twitter, Dominick highlighted how his wife Suzanne was collected by ambulance from Gorey and brought to Wexford General Hospital on Thursday.

Suzanne’s temperature is still not under control, she is feeling a “touch of pneumonia” but thankfully, she is improving.

Dominick issued a plea to Twitter urging people to start taking this serious and to stay at home.

“My daughter is finding it difficult to do her studies now. I’m also afraid now my teenagers may contact this virus. I’m asking people to please stay at home, this is a very dangerous virus and highly contagious. If too many people get this virus at the same time, our medical system will not cope and lots of people, our loved ones will die.

Please listen to our Government, HSE and Gardaí. Big thanks to my neighbors, local centra shop, ambulance crew’s and doctor’s, nurse’s and medical staff in Co. Wexford.”

Writing on Facebook, Suzanne noted that this disease can impact anyone. In her specific ward, she notes that there’s three people there; those present include Suzanne, a middle-aged man, and a teenager.

We wish the pair a speedy recovery and we hope this important message spreads.

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