According to Dr. Ronan Glynn, deputy chief medical officer, four stillbirths could be linked to Covid-19 in Ireland.
There were preliminary reports and more work needed to be done to confirm the cases, the public health doctor added.
He said he would have to wait for the full data to come in and wait for full details from the coroners.
At least two of the cases were that year.
Dr. Glynn said, “We were made aware of four preliminary reports of stillbirths that may be linked to a condition called Covid placentitis.
“These reports should be interpreted with caution as the coroners have not yet finalized their findings.
“The HSE National Women and Infant Program is aware of the situation, is monitoring it and has issued a notice to the obstetrics department.
“I would ask that the privacy of all those affected by this disease be respected at all times.”
Another 39 people have died in Ireland with Covid-19, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) said.
Another 462 infections were confirmed.
Around 460 Covid patients were in the hospital on Thursday morning, 107 were treated in the intensive care unit.
More than 200 households had an outbreak linked to a cluster among college students.
Dr. Glynn said that disease remains high in the community, adding, “We’ll again urge people in the coming weeks to avoid budget mixing so that we can make the progress we are on today Report in the evening, be able to continue. “
Professor Philip Nolan, who models the spread of the disease for the government, said NPHET has continued to see very low numbers of infections in healthcare workers and very low numbers of infections, outbreaks and deaths in long-term care at home.
He said: “The rate of progression over the past three weeks, the rate of decrease in the disease in the country has been more or less constant.”
He added the number of cases had decreased by up to 4% every day.
“That is a remarkable achievement. There is an indication that (it) might even get better, ”he added.
Dr. Glynn said the vaccines Ireland was giving turned out to be very effective.
He said, “If I were offered any of the three vaccines now, I would take it.
“The problem is not that we knew a vaccine was inferior a few weeks ago. It’s just that we didn’t have adequate evidence in the elderly at that point, and the approach we took was one of a number tracked by countries internationally.
“Some of these countries are now changing their advice, and we can change ours, but we will be guided by the evidence and Niac (National Immunization Advisory Committee).”