CMO Ronan Glynn has made a direct appeal to people living and working in Dublin to limit their contacts as much as possible over the coming weeks.
There is an average of 104 cases being reported in Dublin daily, and in the past fortnight, there have been 1,055 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Dublin, giving a 14-day incidence rate of 78 cases per 100,000 of the population.
Glynn said the disease is growing at a rate of 4% per day in Dublin, and that the R0 is at 1.4. If nothing changes, the number of cases in Dublin will double in the next fortnight, he claimed.
Despite the rise in cases, hospital and ICU admissions remain low, giving a “window of opportunity.”