Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan has stated that small changes are needed to tackle the surge in Covid-19 cases.
He said that the surge is placing an enormous burden on the health system, severely impacting the health of non-Covid-19 patients.
He said that small but vital collective changes can turn the current situation around.
“We can change the trajectory of this disease. Small changes, by all of us, will make a big difference collectively”.
He said that the surge in Covid-19 cases is being felt from public health to general practice to acute hospitals while adding, “We are all, understandably, very tired of this pandemic”.
He added, “Time and again we have asked the Irish people to take on board public health messaging and act for the collective good. And time and again the vast majority have listened to that message and responded.”
His comments come as almost 6,000 new cases were announced yesterday, which is the highest level in over two months.
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