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Surge In Covid Deaths Directly Linked To Relaxed Restrictions At Christmas

The recent surge in Covid deaths is directly due to restrictions being lifted before Christmas, acco...
Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

7:46 AM - 3 Feb 2021



Surge In Covid Deaths Directly...

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Surge In Covid Deaths Directly Linked To Relaxed Restrictions At Christmas

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

7:46 AM - 3 Feb 2021



The recent surge in Covid deaths is directly due to restrictions being lifted before Christmas, according to a public health expert.

A daily-record of 101 deaths was confirmed here yesterday, while one of those people was 19-years-old.

However, the lowest number of cases since December 28th was also recorded, with 879 new infections.

Professor Gabriel Scally says the recent death toll was avoidable: 'A high proportion of these deaths were undoubtedly avoidable if restrictions were kept in place in December

The chief medical officer, Tony Holohan, says we have a long way to go to bring the virus under control.

There are 1,368 patients in hospital with the virus - compared to over 2,000 just over two weeks ago.

There are 205 people in ICU - down from a peak of 221 nine days ago.

 



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