Ireland is seeing a slow improvement in the overall Covid-19 situation, according to NPHET's modelling expert.
Professor Philip Nolan made his comments last night after it was announced a further 1,413 people tested positive for Covid-19.
He said incidence rates, numbers in hospital and daily admissions to hospital are all decreasing.
However Professor Nolan said it'll take a few weeks before the numbers of people being treated in ICU begins to fall.
Ireland's five-day moving average stands at 1,395 - down almost 100 on two weeks ago.
Meanwhile, NPHET has agreed to recommend that the Government proceeds with its plan for a further lifting of restrictions from next Monday, given the latest data on Covid-19.
The requirement for children who are deemed to be close contacts of a confirmed Covid-19 case to be tested and to restrict their movements may also cease at the end of this month.
NPHET agreed yesterday that this change could be implemented if no significant in-school transmission is seen in the meantime.
The Health Service Executive has estimated that on any given day, around 10,000 children under the age of 18 are restricting their movements, having been designated a close contact of a confirmed case.