Number Of People Being Treated In Hospital For Covid-19 Passes 200 For The First Time Since May
201 are now receiving treatment after 18 new admissions in the past 24 hours
It comes amid a warning from the Chief Medical Officer that all the important indicators of Covid-19 are deteriorating.
The 14-day incidence rate has increased by 39 percent in seven days while the test positivity rate has more than doubled in less than a fortnight.
Infectious diseases specialist, Professor Sam McConkey, says the government's current strategy isn't enough:
More from Coronavirus
Teachers Want Smaller Class Groups, Extra Staff And More Space In Schools
It's to counter any increased risk of Covid-19 due to the current high number of cases.
HSE Crisis Team In Cork And Kerry Will Use Every Resource Available To Stop Spread Of Covid
Additional Covid-19 testing is now taking place at a new pop-up test site on the Douglas Road in Cork city.
Gardaí Will Introduce More Checkpoints From Today As Part Of The Level 5 Restrictions
Training in the Garda College in Templemore will also stop so recruits can be released to help with frontline duties
Up To 15,000 People May Have Been Affected By Issues With Contact Tracing Over The Weekend
The HSE has asked thousands of people who have tested positive for the disease to carry out their own contact tracing.
Some Of The Toughest Lockdown Measure In Europe Are Now In Place Across The Country
Ireland moved to Level 5 coronavirus restrictions at midnight for a period of six weeks.
COVID19 UPDATE: 3 new deaths, 1,167 new confirmed cases - 137 here in Cork
There have been 3 further Covid related deaths and 1,167 new cases.
National Driving License Service centres will remain open for people who booked appointments under Level 5 restrictions
People aged 70 and over whose licence is due for renewal will be invited to apply by post.
Those Who Received Positive Covid Test At The Weekend Will Be Asked To Do Their Own Contact Tracing
The HSE is to send a text today to confirmed cases which can then be forwarded to their close contacts.
€2,500 Or 6 Months In Prison For Having A House Party Under New Covid-19 Legislation
The new bill was approved by Cabinet last night
COVID19 UPDATE: 13 New Deaths, 1,269 New Cases - 116 here in Cork
13 additional covid deaths have been confirmed and 1269 additional cases.
Letter that prompted move to level 5 COVID restrictions has been published
The Chief Medical Officer warned the Health Minister that level 3 was not working, and that the level 5 was inevitable.
Wedding couples seek clarity on new restrictions
People planning a wedding this year, and many hotels, are looking for clarity on whether guests can travel outside of their 5km limit.