CMO: Covid-19 Hospital Numbers Could Rise Significantly If People Socialise Too Much As Restrictions Are Lifted

Dr Tony Holohan's advice to government this week also warned there's a risk of a "significant impact" from a potential 4th wave

There are currently 123 patients with the virus being treated in hospitals - less than half the number at the start of last month.

Tomás Ryan from the School of Immunology at Trinity College Dublin is concerned about the high incidence rates in some areas:

"Regarding the current situation in places like Dublin and Donegal, it's my view that we need to be lowering case numbers here first, before opening up significantly. Otherwise, we could find ourselves quickly in a fourth wave that will result in greater restrictions ironically through the summer."

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