Minister for Health Simon Harris will hold the now weekly video conference with representatives of the medical profession this morning.
Meanwhile, the Health service Executive will hold its regular briefing on the Covid-19 outbreak, where issues such as testing, the outbreaks in nursing homes and the route out of the current restrictions are likely to be discussed.
Fourteen more deaths were announced yesterday evening, 12 from the east of the country and two from the west.
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Eight of those who died were men and six were women and their median age was 80.
Ten of those who died were reported as having an underlying condition.
It is the lowest number of deaths since 2 April when 13 deaths were reported.
727 additional cases of Covid-19 were confirmed – 430 new cases reported by Irish laboratories, the rest from the backlog sent to a German laboratory. The processing of that backlog is almost complete.
The number of patients with Covid-19 who have been admitted to hospital increased by 59 as of midnight on Friday and the number who have been admitted to intensive care increased by eight to 261, some of whom have since been discharged.
To protect yourself from Covid-19 you should:
- Keep a space of 2 metres (6.5 feet) between you and other people
- Avoid communal sleeping areas
- Avoid any crowded places
- Not shake hands or make close contact with other people, if possible