EXPERTS have warned the Covid-19 situation is fragile and what we do now is going to influence the next wave.
Cork has the second-lowest 14-day incidence rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 population nationally, but Dr Mary Favier, Covid-19 advisor to the Irish College of General Practitioners, said while Cork is doing “reasonably well” this “could change very, very quickly”.
“We are already starting to see a small increase in infections in the over 65s, we’ve seen an increase in the death rate, and there is a real sense of ‘are we returning to where we were’?” said Dr Favier.
Dr Corinna Sadlier, consultant in infectious diseases at Cork University Hospital added: “What’s worrying now are the trends we are seeing nationally. We know the country is very connected.”