12 more people have died with Covid-19 in Ireland.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn confirmed 76 new cases today too.
While 1,583 people have died in total in this country.
So in total there have been 24,391 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
BREAKING: sadly a further 12 people with #COVID19 have died. 76 new cases confirmed too. 1,583 people have now so far lost their lives, while there are 24,391 confirmed cases in this country.
— Shane Beatty 🎙 (@ShaneBeattyNews) May 21, 2020
Covid Response: Varadkar Thanks The Public
Earlier, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said COVID-19 in the community had been effectively suppressed.
He said: "There has been broad compliance with the five rules and the four steps - so I want to say thank you to the Irish people.
"It is a remarkable demonstration of solidarity and care for each other".
The Government will make a decision on whether the country can move to phase two on Friday June 5th.