Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health
In its latest letter to the Government, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said that vaccination was proceeding at or ahead of schedule, with high uptake.
NPHET also said that the incidence of Covid-19 is at or below what model scenarios projected in late April, for the progressive reopening in May and this month.
Daily Covid-19 case numbers are relatively stable at 400 to 500 a day.
The number of patients in hospital or in ICU is declining slowly and there has also been a significant decrease in mortality.
NPHET described the picture as broadly optimistic, but said Ireland remains vulnerable as a large proportion of the population has yet to be vaccinated.
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 2, 2021