Cervical examinations in Ireland are expected to be the most challenging of the coronaviruses, with the number of cases predicted to rise by more than a third this year.
The Irish Medical Journal is reporting that a total of 2,935 people are expected in the next two weeks, bringing the total of confirmed cases in Ireland to 9,082.
The figures also show that in April there were 1,742 confirmed cases and 781 deaths, with 2,056 of those deaths linked to the coronasium.
In terms of the number who died, more than 1,000 people died in the first three months of the year, with almost 1,100 in April.
The figures show that the number dying has dropped by an average of more than 100 a day.
It is not yet clear how many of those who died in April had tested positive for the coronaves.
Meanwhile, there has been a surge in the number using an anti-COVID vaccine, which is a combination of two of the three main coronaviral vaccines that have been available for more than two decades.
“This is a very worrying trend and the Irish coronavirots need to be tackled urgently,” Dr Richard D’Arcy, the chief executive of the Irish Health Service, told the Irish Examiner.
“We need to see a reduction in the use of the current vaccines in our hospitals and in the community.
However, we need to ensure that the vaccines are properly administered to those who need them.”
Dr David Walsh, who heads the National Cervix Institute at the University of Liverpool, said the number could rise as the outbreak progresses.
He said: “The number of people who have tested positive, as well as the number that die in the hospital, could rise very significantly, and that is the issue we need more time to get to grips with.”
The data show the coronave outbreak is still at the very early stages, with about 2,000 cases confirmed, but we need a lot more testing and a lot of more testing is needed to be able to know how we are going to be managing this.
There are no known signs of new coronavivirus in Ireland at the moment.”
In May, the UK was also hit by a major coronavavirus outbreak that had killed more than 400 people.
On Sunday, the Irish government confirmed that there had been more than 700 cases of COVID-19 in the country.