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Covid-19 cases will decrease within two or three weeks in Ireland, says expert

Immunovirology expert Liam Fanning has said that some time in August, Ireland will “get on top” of the current Covid-19 wave, driven by the Delta variant.

Fanning went on to say that within two or three weeks time, Ireland will begin to see a decrease in Covid-19 cases.

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He went on to explain that in Scotland cases rose sharply, but some afterwards decreased “swiftly”.

The Professor said he expected Ireland will follow a similar trajectory.

He said within the next few weeks hospitalisations will grow, but that the vaccination programme will allow the overall incidence to remain low.

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In previous Covid-19 waves, high levels of cases amounted to sharp rises in hospital and ICU admissions.

However, due to the high level of vaccination among the Irish population, Fanning said: “This wave is not going to be like previous waves.”

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