There is further encouragement this afternoon that Ireland may avoid a fourth wave of Covid-19 as the seven-day positivity rate has fallen below 3 per cent for the first time this year.
Latest data from Irish labs recorded 448 positive swabs from 19,099 tests in the last 24 hours — a positivity rate of 2.35 per cent, leading to a seven-day positivity rate of 2.9 per cent.
At the peak of the third wave, the daily positivity rate was above 25 per cent.
NPHET is due to hold a briefing later this evening.
This is encouraging. 7 day positivity below 3% for first time this year. Cases stable or falling even though number of tests done is up. https://t.co/0B0Brjh9Jr
— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) April 8, 2021