There have been 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19 reported by the Department of Health today, along with 1,283 New confirmed cases.
There have now been a total of 1,852 deaths in the coronavirus pandemic in Ireland, and a total of 49,962 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state.
There are 277 COVID-19 patients in hospital as of 2pm on Sunday, of whom 33 are in the ICU.
It’s expected that additional restrictions will be imposed on Monday after a meeting of the Cabinet to discuss NPHET’s recommendation that all of Ireland should move to Level 5 for a period of 6 weeks.
However, it is not known exactly what form those restrictions will take. It could be possible that the country will be moved to somewhere between Level 4 and 5, with possible alterations to the rules regarding retail operation, believed to be a point of major concern for some government figures, and travel limitations.
There were 107 cases reported in Galway on Saturday, the largest single day rise the county has seen in the pandemic.