He made his comments after 430 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Sunday evening.
The Government is expected to decide at the end of the week whether additional restrictions are required across four more counties after a spike in Covid-19 cases on Sunday night, with public health teams closely monitoring Cork, Wicklow, Galway and Louth.
Ireland has so far experienced almost 35,000 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, with just over 1,800 deaths.
Currently, the 14-day rate is 147 cases per 100,000 of the population, while the seven-day rate is 78 per 100,000, with Health Minister Stephen Donnelly adding: 'We want to see that seven-day rate at less than half the 14-day rate'.
More than 1,600 new cases of the coronavirus and 14 deaths were reported Sunday by state health officials, bringing statewide totals to 287,930 cases and 8,601 deaths since the first infection was reported in IL in late January. There are now 112 active cases in the county, up from 101 on Saturday.
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Additionally, 12 people are now hospitalized due to COVID-19.
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A Cork-based GP has said he would be very surprised if the county was not moved to Level Three of the Living with Covid-19 plan due to its rising cases. Collin County will be able to access the state system to obtain data and reports for its jurisdiction, but details on the extent of the data and how reports will be distributed will be announced as soon as they are available. The positivity rate of new cases (people who tested positive for the first time) was 4.23%.
CVS Pharmacy, 1022 W. Lincoln Highway, offers COVID-19 testing by appointment.