It's a glimmer of hope as we comes to terms with the rise in infections.
A midlands public health specialist believes we are nearing the peak of the Omicron wave.
A daily record of 20,554 cases was confirmed yesterday, with a further 20,110 recorded today.
A new change to testing arrangements means PCR tests won't be ordered for people over 3 or under 40 years old if they haven't until an antigen test kit turns positve for Covid-19.
The self-isolation period has also been cut from ten days to seven for those who've had a booster vaccine or a recent breakthrough infection.
Westmeath's Dr. Ina Kelly, President of the Irish Medical Organisation, says we are getting closer to the height of the highly infectious variant: