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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Covid-19 cases may plateau this week – De Gascun

Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory Cillian de Gascun has said there is an expectation that at some point during this coming week Covid-19 cases will plateau.

He said the measures in Level 5 restrictions that are implemented will work but people need to be more vigilant with new strains of the virus being more transmissible.

He further warned that there is “most certainly” more cases of the virus in the community than the daily figures as contacts of confirmed cases are not being tested.

“The UK variant is of more concern to us purely because of the amount of virus on the island because we know it is transmitting in the community,” he said.


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