Numbers in intensive care ‘could reach over 450 by end January’

In spite of the ‘more benign nature’ of Omicron, experts reporting to the government at Infarmed this morning have warned that between 4% – 12% of the population could end up in isolation by the end of January as a result of increased transmissibility. Hospital admissions could climb to as much as 3,700 by the end of the month, with between 184 – 453 people in intensive care,. If predictions reach these ‘worst case scenarios’, there would be impact on primary line care.