A further 37 Covid-19 have been reported in the Republic of Ireland today, bring the death toll over 1,000 for the first time.
There have now been 1,014 confirmed Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.
The Department of Health has also announced that there are 577 new confirmed cases of the virus. There is now a total of 18,184 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
Nine more cases were confirmed in Donegal, bringing the county total to 440.
To date, there are a further 185 ‘probable deaths’ in Ireland. This is a death where a lab test has not been done but where a doctor believes a death is associated with current COVID-19.
The public is again being urged to continue complying with all restrictions measures up to the 5th of May.
With evidence of more travel movements in recent days, the government is reminding people that Ireland is “by no means past the point of danger”.
Liz Canavan, spokesperson for the Department of An Taoiseach said today: “It is vital that we don’t undo the good work done by relaxing our approach too early. We need to continue to observe the restrictions in place.
“As we approach the weekend, the guidance remains clear and we all need to continue to play our part. We cannot be content that what we have done so far is enough. The virus has not changed, we have. That is why the situation has improved in the general population. We cannot assume that if we relax that the virus will behave any differently than it has up to now. It is highly infectious and we know most challenging for older people and those with underlying conditions.”