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Omicron getting around immunity and the return of mandatory mask-wearing – what is going on with Covid-19 in Ireland?

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There are 751 patients with Covid-19 in hospital today, up 30 from yesterday evening. Photo: Stock image

There are 751 patients with Covid-19 in hospital today, up 30 from yesterday evening. Photo: Stock image

There are 751 patients with Covid-19 in hospital today, up 30 from yesterday evening. Photo: Stock image

IT MIGHT be summer but Covid-19 shows no mercy as the nation craves some respite after the winter and spring waves.

Two highly infectious forms of the virus are circulating and, despite more outdoor activity, the numbers getting infected are still on the rise. What do we need to know about this surge and when is it likely to end?

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