Experts predict Covid cases will reach ‘elimination levels’ by year end

The Irish Epidemiological Advisory Group has projected a number of models of the progress of Covid-19 in Ireland, the most likely being a six-month period during which cases peak in summer and reduce back by the end of 2021

9th May, 2021
Experts predict Covid cases will reach ‘elimination levels’ by year end
Fiona Barnes of of Costelloe+Costelloe gets ready for reopening following an easing of Covid-19 restrictions in Dublin city centre Pic: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ireland’s fourth wave of Covid-19 should be like no other.

Instead of a short sharp rise in cases that could cause public panic, overwhelm hospitals and require months of lockdown, it will most likely be a six-month long stretch where cases peak at the beginning of summer before falling slowly to elimination levels by the end of the year.

And it may have already begun.

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