IRELAND should prepare to see up to 6,000 cases of Covid-19 a day as the third wave of the pandemic takes its hold.
The stark warning has been made by the Chair of the National Public Health Emergency Team’s (NPHET) modelling advisory group.
It is expected that there will be more than 3,000 new cases reported this evening and Professor Philip Nolan says that will contain some of the large volume of delayed cases.
“We need to prepare ourselves for some really quite worrying numbers in the coming days both in case numbers and in the hospital system,” Professor Nolan said.
He said Ireland was now in a ‘very significant surge’ and said the public had to ‘fully enter the spirit of measures introduced by the government’.
He said: “The bottom line here is that whether we are facing 2,000 cases a day or 4,000 cases a day it’s far too many.
“It’s more than our health systems or monitoring systems can cope with and it requires the sorts of decisions that government have made in recent days for complete suppression of the virus.”Tags: