Delta variant predicted to be dominant coronavirus strain within a fortnight

The Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group has warned of the possibility of fourth wave of Covid-19, with some scenarios forecasting 1,000 cases a day by the end of next month

27th June, 2021
Delta variant predicted to be dominant coronavirus strain within a fortnight
Experts have warned that the Delta variant of the coronavirus is likely to become dominant by mid-July.

The Delta variant of the coronavirus will become dominant in the coming weeks, new modelling has shown, with some scenarios predicting the possibility of 1,000 cases a day by the end of July if the reopening proceeds as currently planned.

The Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group (IEMAG), which advises the National Public Health Emergency team (Nphet) on projected case numbers, has warned about the possibility of a fourth wave, with the Delta variant likely to become...

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