Four more people have died as a result of Covid-19, it has been confirmed this evening.
This is the lowest number of deaths since March 27th.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan confirmed that two deaths occurred over the weekend, while the other two deaths occurred in April and were reported as Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “On the first day of Ireland moving into phase one of re-opening we have experienced the lowest number of deaths since March 27th.
“We have suppressed the virus and limited its impact on public health. We need to sustain this in the weeks and phases ahead.”
There have now been a total 1,547 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.
A further 88 new cases have also been confirmed by the HPSC, bringing the total number of cases in Ireland to 24,200 since the beginning of the outbreak.
Fifty-one patients are receiving care in ICU.
Commenting on today’s lowering figures, Dr Holohan said the National Public Health Emergency Team does not believe “the worst is behind us”. He called on people to continue the “good work” and keep up the high standard of simple behaviours such as hand hygiene, social distancing and being aware of the important symptoms and seeking GP if symptoms arise.