UCD O’Brien (cough) Centre for Science.
Paul Reid, CEO HSE (above) rejected claims that the test and trace system is falling apart and described such claims as ‘alarmist and unhelpful’.
Health Service Executive CEO Paul Reid said the 14-day incidence of Covid-19 is at 25.4 per 100,000 leaving Ireland the third highest in Europe for new cases.
He said there have been clusters in private households, workplaces and sporting events.
“We want people to come forward for testing and have demonstrated that the system is meeting demand, which it did last week.”
He also said that in some cases there were up to 50 close contacts of a confirmed case identified.
Assistant Professor at the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at TCD Tomás Ryan said earlier this week that Ireland’s test, trace and isolate system was never fast enough and is now falling apart.