Dr Holohan said: "We are starting to see a worrying trend, with the number of reported cases increasing and some new clusters".
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that one person with COVID-19 has died.
Today's news brings the total number of deaths to 1,735. There is now a total of 25,462 confirmed cases in Ireland.
Today's numbers come after it was confirmed that the number of cases of coronavirus around the world has surpassed the 10 million mark.
"I can not emphasise enough how important it is to remain informed, keep a 2m distance from others and follow the public health advice on hand washing, cough and sneeze hygiene, and wearing face coverings". The risk of imported cases remains high.
The total figure has remained at 369. "Wear a face covering, know the symptoms of Covid-19 and contact your GP straight away if you feel unwell".
Pink supermoon seen around the world
Of this year's 13 lunar perigees, this is one of only two lunar perigees that comes closer than 221,830 miles (357,000 km). The pink supermoon rises behind the Chariot of Glory sculptural group in central Saint Petersburg, Russia April 7, 2020.
He said more than 20 people had to be tested as close contacts of some individual cases, which compared to an average two to three contacts typically reported in April.
"WHO analysis has shown the 7-day incidence of COVID-19 in Ireland to be among the lowest in the European Union".
As confirmed by the Northern Ireland Executive, it is to be redued to one metre from Monday, a move which should help businesses, particularly those within the hospitality sector as they plan to reopen.
The Chief Medical Officer has raised concerns over the return of global travel, saying it risks a second wave of the coronavirus here.
Irish ministers had been intending to put in place air bridges with countries with low coronavirus infection rates by July 9, allowing them to bypass quarantine in an effort to boost worldwide tourism and allow more people to take overseas holidays.
"It is essential that we all continue to wash our hands, practice good cough and sneeze hygiene and practice social distance".