Rise In Covid Cases Not Overly Concerning Says Westmeath Immunologist

Over 1,000 cases were reported last week alone.

A leading Westmeath Immunologist says we shouldn't be overly concerned with a spike in Covid-19 cases.

There were more than 1,000 cases of the virus reported last week, an increase of 60% on the previous week.

The midlands saw 44 of those, while Regional Hospital Mullingar implemented visiting restrictions on Wednesday as a result.

The disease was seen to be more prevalent in the older age groups with the over-65s accounting for more than half of confirmed cases.

Mullingar's Kingston Mills, Professor of Experimental Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, says it's a milder disease now:

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