Worst Of Omicron Wave Expected To Be Over In Next Fortnight, Says Midlands Specialist

It's a glimmer of hope as we comes to terms with the rise in infections.

A midlands public health specialist believes we are nearing the peak of the Omicron wave.

A daily record of 20,554 cases was confirmed yesterday, with a further 20,110 recorded today.

A new change to testing arrangements means PCR tests won't be ordered for people over 3 or under 40 years old if they haven't until an antigen test kit turns positve for Covid-19.

The self-isolation period has also been cut from ten days to seven for those who've had a booster vaccine or a recent breakthrough infection. 

Westmeath's Dr. Ina Kelly, President of the Irish Medical Organisation, says we are getting closer to the height of the highly infectious variant:

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