A further six people diagnosed with Covid-19 have died in the Republic of Ireland, it has been confirmed.
39 new cases of the disease have also been confirmed in this evening’s update from the Department of Health.
There have been 24,876 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 1,645 deaths since the outbreak began.
Earlier today An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the country is on track to move to Phase 2 of the reopening plan on 8th June.
Speaking after a Cabinet meeting, the Taoiseach said: “We had a look at the numbers, and it is reassuring to see that the numbers continue to go in the right direction.” The data will be reviewed before any decisions are made next week.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “As we approach the last week of Phase 1 it is encouraging to see ICU and hospital admissions declining, the number of new cases remaining stable and a 90% recovery rate in the community.
“Moving into next week, I would urge everyone to look back at the progress we have made over the past number of weeks and maintain our efforts to suppress COVID-19 into the future.”
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Over the bank holiday weekend, we encourage everyone to enjoy the warm weather within recommended guidelines.
“Public health advice currently recommends outdoor meetings of up to 4 people outside of your household, at a physical distance of 2 metres and within 5km of your home.”