As the country faces new restrictions starting this week, health officials are raising concerns about the Covid-19 situation in Ireland.
Of the 1,205 new infections reported, 3 more cases.
Donegal, Kawan and Monaghan were placed under Level 4 lockdown restrictions following a horrific increase in cases.
At the same time, Level 3 regulations restrict domestic visits to other countries nationwide.
The government has agreed that other counties will face Level 4 restrictions if the situation does not change.
NPHET experts have warned that the corona virus is out of control and worse than predicted at a press conference last night.
“NPET does not know who all the cases and contacts are anymore, so it will no longer be a goal to make a realistic apology,” he said. Holohan said.
Now the level of infection and the widespread community transmission means that NPHET cannot “create links”.
The reproductive R number is 1.4 nationally, and in Dublin it is 1, where there has been an increase in cases.
But outside of Dublin, the R number could rise to 1.8.
Here is what the health experts have to say:
Dr. Tony Holohan
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan said, “It is true that we are very worried.” The disease “accelerated.”
He said: “It is clear that the disease is not under control and we share that challenge not only with our northern colleagues but in almost every country.
Exponential Growth Modeling The number of hospital admissions is increasing faster than predicted.
“The government will not wash your hands or wipe your nose for you.
“You have to take it.”
Professor Philip Nolan
Professor Nolan said, “The disease is moving very fast,” “We expect an increase in the number of ICUs in the coming weeks.”
There has been a “significant increase in infections” of all ages, with a two- to three-fold increase in those over 65 in just one week.
Prof. Nolan: “What we have here is that thousands of cases a day are really dangerous.
“But it is a message of seriousness and concern, not a message of despair and despair.”
Dr. Ronan Glyn
“There has been no major change in people’s behavior on the roads, on public transport and on the way to work,” he said. Ronan Glynn said.
Employers were told that people were ringing the GP with symptoms from their workplaces and that employees should be allowed to work from home.
When asked last night if the NPE & # 39 ;s position and message were moving to the fifth level, he said he was not an ulate trader and reiterated his concerns.
He said: “Our view as NPET is clear that there has been a significant amount of disease, and last week we made recommendations and clearly examined the data.
“The path, the speed, the volume. We are very careful about access to critical care and death.”