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15 patients and five members of staff from Antrim Area Hospital's cardiac and coronary care unit have tested positive for Covid-19

15 patients and five members of staff from Antrim Area Hospital's cardiac and coronary care unit have tested positive for Covid-19

15 patients and five members of staff from Antrim Area Hospital's cardiac and coronary care unit have tested positive for Covid-19

Life-saving surgery due to be carried out on a patient being cared for on a cardiac ward hit by a Covid-19 outbreak has been delayed until next year.

The man, understood to be in his 40s, was due to be transferred from Antrim Area Hospital to Blackrock Clinic in Dublin next week for triple bypass surgery after suffering a heart attack.

However, the operation has now been postponed after the outbreak was identified and the man was diagnosed with Covid-19.


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