CMO Says People Have 'Taken Th...

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CMO Says People Have 'Taken Their Foot Off The Gas' As Covid Cases Rise

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

8:08 AM - 20 Nov 2020



The Chief Medical Officer is warning that we need to make up for the time lost over the last week when the decline of Covid-19 stalled.

Daily case numbers had been declining rapidly during the first three weeks of level 5 restrictions, but this stopped suddenly over the last seven days.

It's partially because the average number of close contacts of a confirmed case has increased from 2.6 to 3.2.

429 new cases were confirmed last night and 4 more deaths.

Dr Tony Holohan says people have taken their "foot off the gas", 'We made early and good rapid progress over the last number of weeks, we needed to keep that up, we needed to sustain that and haven't been able to over the past week'.



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