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NPHET to examine new Covid-19 data tomorrow

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronan Glynn has stated that the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) will be meeting tomorrow to examine new Covid-19 data.

Dr. Glynn stated that if there is further disimprovement in the trajectory of Covid-19, then NPHET will have to make recommendations to address those concerns.

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However, he added that nothing is set in stone and that lots of changes will make a difference to the spread of the disease.

He said, “We will have to see where we are in a week or ten days’ time and if necessary provide further advice at that point”.

Glynn added that NPHET will be able to say whether Ireland is headed towards the optimistic or pessimistic scenario.

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He said that the latest modelling is from around ten years ago and hopes a significant change in behaviour will change the trajectory of the disease.

Glynn added that the positivity rate is plateauing but still at a high rate of 20%.

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