She has this advice for the people of the midlands this weekend.
If we all stick rigidly to covid guidelines, there won't be any rise in community transmission.
That's according to the Director of Public Health Medicine in the midlands, Doctor Una Fallon.
She says the recent spike in cases is associated with particular workplaces settings, with very little evidence of community transmission.
She has this message for the people of the midlands over the weekend:
Mullingar Hospital is treating four patients suspected of having covid-19.
There's one suspected case in Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.
The facilities in Portlaoise and Tullamore have no cases of the virus.