With the lowest number of cases reported in a single day in more than a month, the Health Minister says good progress has been made in curbing the spread of the disease
The Department of Health has confirmed 322 new cases of coronavirus. This is the lowest number of cases reported in a single day in over a month.
Five others who had the disease have died.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said “good progress” had been made in curbing the virus.
4,337 new cases were confirmed in the past week compared to 6,518 new cases in the previous week.
“Thanks to the efforts of people across Ireland, COVID-19 has improved,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.
“However, it must be remembered that the most important thing now is to keep this drop in the number of cases safe. This progress depends on the safe behavior that leads to the improvement. I urge everyone to continue their efforts to ensure that things continue to improve. ”
There were 35 cases today in Meath, 23 new cases in Cork and 16 in Waterford.
There were 15 new cases in Donegal, seven cases in Kerry, a further seven cases in Waterford and five cases in Galway.
96 of today’s cases were in Dublin.
The fortnightly rate of the disease has fallen from 248 cases per 100,000 people in the country yesterday to 228 cases today. The rate has fallen 18% in the past week.
County Meath has a fortnightly rate of 380, Donegal with 306, Cork for 260 and Galway with 257.
The fortnightly rate is now 216 in Mayo, 196 in Waterford and 186 in Kerry.
There are 296 people with the coronary virus in the hospitals and 42 of them are in an intensive care unit.
The Northern Department of Health announced 570 new cases today and announced that another six who were infected with the virus had died.
Hospitals north of the border today have 413 patients with the virus, an increase of 34 from yesterday. 52 of them are in an intensive care unit.
2,652 people have died as a result of Covid-19 in Ireland to date, 730 people north of the border and 1,922 south of it.
103,227 cases of the disease have been confirmed in the country to date, 63,048 in the south and 40,179 in the north.