Dr Ronan Glynn Wiki
The chief paramedic warned that significant Covid-19 deaths are ahead for Ireland.
A 25-year-old boy was among those who died this month, while the oldest was 98.
Some deaths associated with coronavirus outbreaks in hospitals and nursing homes
Dr. “Unfortunately, we cannot get out of this without having to deal with very significant death rates,” Ronan Glynn said.
Hospitals are under intense pressure and an optimistic outcome, those modeling the spread of the disease, said 800 people could be treated by the end of the month.
On average, 23 patients died a day from week to Wednesday, health officials said.
28 more deaths reported with the disease on Thursday
Of these, 23 cases have been linked to outbreaks in hospitals and 38 with outbreaks in nursing homes, he said.
Dr Holohan added: “The ages of those who have died range from 25 to 98 years.
Every death associated with Covid-19 is a tragedy. ”
Professor Philip Nolan, who has modeled the disease progression in the state, said the incidence of the disease was 20 times higher than in early December.
One out of 67 people was diagnosed with Covid in the last 14 days.
He confirmed that 44% of all reported cases returned in the last two weeks.
Stating that even if things go well, 650-800 people will stay in the hospital by the end of the month, Prof Nolan said that outbreaks may continue in medical facilities for a while.
“From an epidemiological point of view, what we’ve seen on this wave is different and perhaps worse than what we’ve seen since spring.
“The penetration of the virus into all ages of the population is a particular cause for serious concern and the serious risk of illness all these people face.”
But he also said the country is “just around the corner” and the number of new infections is beginning to increase.