NPHET to meet today over growing number of older people contracting Covid-19

The National Public Health Emergency Team will meet today, as concerns grow over the number of Covid 19 cases among older people.

Health officials say 70 people over the age of 75 have contracted the disease in the last two weeks.

That's compared to almost no new cases among elderly people at the start of August.

89 new cases of the virus were confirmed last night, along with one further death which occurred in June.

Professor Philip Nolan, who chairs NPHET's modelling group, says there are concerns over the trend among older people:

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