The National Public Health Emergency Team meets this morning, with senior health officials very concerned about some trends emerging in the spread of Covid 19 here.
They’re worried about day-on-day increases in ICU admissions, clusters of nursing home cases, the rise in community transmission, and the spread of the virus among health workers.
The number of Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland has more than doubled in 24 hours, with 10 more people dying, bringing the death toll to 19.
The number of confirmed cases across the country has risen by 255 to 1,819 – with the number in Clare also more than doubling in the past day to 25.
Chief medical officer Tony Holohan says they may decide to bring in more measures to stop the spread after today’s meeting: