A further 16 people have sadly died as a result of Covid-19 in the Republic, it has been announced.
There have now been a total 1,319 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
The Department of Health has also announced this evening that there have been 266 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 21,772. 6,211 cases are associated with healthcare workers.
The latest county-specific data shows that Donegal has 465 confirmed cases, with four new cases confirmed up to midnight 2nd May 2020.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, will see some Covid-19 restrictions lifted in Ireland to enable older and vulnerable people who are cocooning to take exercise outside. Over 70s will be allowed to leave their homes to walk or drive within a 5km limit, if they continue to social distance from others.
Meanwhile, Minister for Health Simon Harris said the next two weeks of lockdown will matter a great deal. He said progress has been ‘fragile’ and if restrictions are pushed in the next two weeks, Ireland’s response plan from 18th May will be undermined.