Five day moving average up over 300% in the last month

The five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has increased by over 300 per cent over the past month.

Deputy chief medical officer, Ronan Glynn, says it has risen from 300 to 1,223 during that period.

1,378 new cases were reported yesterday – the highest daily total since January 30th.

Public health expert, Professor Gabriel Scally, believes Ireland’s cases will grow at the same rate as Britain’s in the coming weeks.

“The UK is usually quite  a good model, and if you look at across the UK things are moving at about 40% per week, so every seven days cases, hospital admissions and deaths go up by about 40%.

“I don’t think there is too much of a difference between the measures in place in the UK and Ireland.

“You can’t do the same things and expect a different outcome – cases will continue to rise and rise rapidly.”


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