A public health expert says the slight rise in the Delta variant in Ireland is a 'real worry' given the trends in the UK.

There were 126 cases of the Delta strain here by May 29th - which is reported to be an increase of ten.

It comes as 319 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed here and 54 patients are in hospital - the lowest in almost 9 months.

Professor Ivan Perry of UCC says the Delta mutation in the UK is a concern given the number travelling to the Republic:

 

 

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