The Chief Medical Officer says he is wary of 'anticipatory behaviour' as the spread of COVID-19 continues to spread.

Dr Tony Holohan says he doesn't want people to plan parties or arrange unnecessary visits to other homes as the situation starts to improve.

However on the other side of that, NPHET believes people anticipating the worsening condition in the past few weeks has led to the growth of disease slowing down.

Dr Tony Holohan urges the public to keep following the health advice

Meanwhile, 772 new cases of the virus were confirmed yesterday, with six additional deaths.

There were 41 new cases in Galway, 18 in Mayo, 13 in Roscommon, nine in Sligo and less than five in Leitrim.