Fourth wave of pandemic beginning in Ireland – Holohan

Rate of transmission rising in past 10 days with notable patterns in Dublin, Waterford

During the NPHET briefing, chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said Ireland will soon experience a significant transmission of the Delta variant, much like Scotland or Northern Ireland. Video: RTE

A concerning increase in recent Covid-19 infections driven by the Delta variant indicates a fourth wave of the pandemic is now beginning in Ireland, the chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan has said.

As deaths from the virus reached the milestone of 5,000 on Thursday, the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) painted a bleak picture of the summer ahead as the new variant begins to take hold.

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