Four more people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland bringing the overall death total to 1,683.
There have also been nine new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of cases in the Republic to 25,210. It is the lowest daily figure since March 11.
Also, the daily Department of Health briefings have now been reduced to twice weekly for the first time since the coronavirus began. The next update wil be Thursday evening.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “It has been 100 days since we reported our first case of Covid-19. Since then, it has been the collective effort of our health service and general public that has limited the spread of the virus. As we enter Phase 2, it is vital to keep up a compliance with public health advice.”
Dr Siobhán Ni Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist and HSE Integrated Care Lead, said; “A growing majority (62%) of adults feel that the worst of the pandemic is behind us. This is not a guarantee and especially so if public health behaviours are not adopted by all of us. Decision making on an individual level, particularly around socializing and crowd participation, is required of all of us in this new phase of restrictions.”