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Local GP warns fourth Covid wave could shut some down hospital services

Jul 9, 2021 07:07 By News Northern Sound
Local GP warns fourth Covid wave could shut some down hospital services Local GP warns fourth Covid wave could shut some down hospital services
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The HSE warns the growth of the Delta variant will soon outmatch vaccine supply.

A fourth wave of covid-19 could shut down some hospital services again and lead to delays in diagnosing diseases such as cancer.

That's the warning from one GP after it was confirmed Ireland now has the fourth-highest incidence rate in the EU.

534 new covid-19 cases were confirmed yesterday and the HSE has warned the growth of the Delta variant will soon outmatch vaccine supply.

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Monaghan based GP Dr Illona Duffy says the prospect of a fourth wave is cause for concern:

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