51 more Covid related deaths have been reported by Health officials with 2,608 additional cases,

1,019 of those are in County Dublin, with 204 in Cork, and the rest are spread across every other county.

While the reproductive number of the virus is estimated to be between 0.5 and 0.8.

Head of NPHET’s Modelling Group, Dr Philip Nolan says the country has done ‘exceptional’ work, but that needs to be kept up.