Numbers remain on the rise.
There have been a further 429 cases of coronavirus reported in the past 24 hours, according to health officials. One person has died from the disease.
According to the latest figures, 189 of the new cases were diagnosed in Dublin with 60 in Cork, bringing the number of confirmed cases on Leeside to 100 in two days.
A total of 20 people are currently in intensive care and there have been four admissions to ICU since yesterday.
Dublin lockdown could be extended
As Cork teeters on the brink of tighter restrictions, it looks like Dublin’s three-week lockdown is unlikely to revert to Level Two from Level Three as scheduled on October 9th.
Speaking at the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 in the capital today, acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn explained that “the measures that were put in place last Friday for Dublin would only be beginning to take effect yesterday, today and tomorrow.”
“We do need to see a significant improvement over the coming days in Dublin and we have not seen it yet,” he added.
Dr Glynn said NPHET is taking a closer look at how people move and interact within their counties and when it comes to Cork “will look at the specifics and see whether a more nuanced approach is appropriate.”