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.
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.
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.”