Tanaiste expects latest wave of Covid cases to peak in coming weeks

The latest wave of Covid 19 cases will peak in the next week or so, according to the Tanaiste.

Leo Varadkar says while January would be a difficult month, the number of virus patients in hospital would be lower than last winter.

The Tanaiste says that Covid 19 infections were likely to be very high ‘for the next few days and to peak in the next week or so.

In an interview with the Irish Times, Leo Varadkar says there will be an increase in patient numbers in hospital and ICU but this won’t be as high as last winter because of immunity that has built up due to the vaccine programme and prior infection.

He said we will overcome the omicron wave and hopefully more quickly than prior waves,

Just over 9,000 covid cases were reported yesterday bringing to almost 40,000 the number of people who have tested positive for Covid 19 since Christmas Day.

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