People are being urged to do all they can to avoid contracting Covid-19, yet, 92 per cent of cases recover in full.
Public health officials are concerned about complacency setting in with the virus, as the vast majority of the over 25,000 cases in this country have since recovered.
The Covid-19 death toll in the Republic now stands at 1,703.
8 patients were reported of having died with the virus yesterday, while 8 new cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours. That’s the lowest daily increase in cases since lthe 11th March last.
Roscommon is the only county in Connaught that shows an increase in confirmed cases of Covid 19 over the last 24 hours. There are 2 additional cases in the county, bringing the total there to 340.
Mayo has not had any new confirmed cases for the past 12 days, and the number remains at 570.
Galway remains at 485, 128 in Sligo, and 84 confirmed cases in Leitrim.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ronan Glynn, says there can be long time side effects for some who contract the virus.