The deaths of 40 people from the virus over the last week were confirmed yesterday.
A leading infectious diseases expert has warned that Ireland should not get rid of all Covid-19 restrictions in 3 weeks time.
Dr. Jack Lambert was reacting to latest figures showing that 40 people died of Covid 19 in the last week - up from 30 last week and 24 the week before.
There were also 1,453 new cases.
Dr. Lambert says people will continue to die if we don't keep some restrictions.
Dr. Jack Lambert says we have to accept that Covid is with us for the long haul - and people will continue to die