Stephen Donnelly ‘cautiously optimistic’ that Dublin virus rate is improving

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said he is “cautiously optimistic” that the additional Covid-19 measures in Dublin are working but added that it is still “very early days”.

Donnelly said he had “no doubt” that people living in the Dublin area were doing their best to limit their interactions in order to bring down the spread of the virus.

He had a meeting with the Acting Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn over the weekend and they were “cautiously optimistic” about the capital but he stressed it was still “very early days”.

The Dublin 14-day virus rate is at 147 per 100,000. However, the past 7-day rate is just 78, which is just above half of the 14-day rate.

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