Number of people with Covid in...


Number of people with Covid in hospitals halves in three weeks

RedFM Sport
RedFM Sport

07:38 20 Apr 2022

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The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 has more than halved in three weeks.

Latest figures show 750 receiving treatment, compared to a recent peak of 1,624 in hospital on March 28th.

Over the past seven days, the number of Covid patients in hospital has also dropped by 25%

Meanwhile a virus expert's urging people not to feed into suggestions the good weather could further impact infection rates.

Professor Gerry Kileen, says the transmissibility of Omicron means summer won't have a huge effect.

"It's still going to drive its way through entire populations if we allow it to.

"These variants are 3-5 times more transmissible than the flu, so even a good summer is just a speed bump for it.

"If you look at places like Manaus in Brazil that have been hit my multiple variants, Manaus has no such thing as a winter, or even an autumn.

"We need to stop reading things into trends associated with summer."

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