An immunologist believes we are on track to come out of lockdown as scheduled in December.
The National Public Health Emergency Team is meeting today to discuss the impact of Level 5 restrictions that are entering their third week.
The reproduction rate of Covid 19 has fallen below one, but the Taoiseach has told his party, restrictions are unlikely to be lifted until the full six weeks are up.
Professor Kingston Mills from Trinity College says we’re on track to exit lockdown by December; 'We're doing better than most countries in Europe'.
Households are still the largest spreader of the disease according to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre with over 3,000 open clusters.
It comes as 444 new infections were reported in the Republic, with the estimated national 14-day incidence rate falling again to 212.
The reproductive number of the disease is believed to be between 0.7 and 0.9.