Visiting restrictions remain in place until further notice.
First and second round testing of inmates and staff at the Midlands Prison has been completed following an outbreak of covid-19.
The Outbreak Control Team is currently awaiting the results of the second round, and is meeting on a daily basis to discuss mitigation measures.
The Irish Prison Service says, along with two other outbreaks in Cloverhill and Mountjoy, the total number of confirmed prisoner cases is currently 64.
Physical visits remain suspended and replaced with a video call or additional phone calls, where possible.
Approximately 90 per cent of the prison population is vaccinated - with clinics continuing to offer jabs to unvaccinated inmates and those eligible for a booster dose.
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