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SUBMIT IMAGE: A female walks with a placard with the Bible referral as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Dublin, Ireland, March 29, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff
DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irelands primary medical officer on Saturday described a current spike in COVID-19 infections as “worrying”, as the typical number of cases each day doubled from around 20 in recent weeks to over 40 over the past 5 days.
Ireland, which still has lower infection rates than much of Europe, reported 45 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, down from a two-month high of 85 cases on Thursday.
” Over the last five days we have seen approximately 44 cases a day. This pattern is clearly concerning,” Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn said in a declaration.
Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Jan Harvey