There have been 11 additional deaths related to COVID-19 reported by the Department of Health today, along with 366 more coronavirus cases.
Of the cases reported today 15 are in Galway, with the 14-day incidence rate now standing at 84.5 cases per 100,000 population.
All of the deaths notified today occurred in November the Department of Health said.
There have now been 68,686 confirmed cases in Ireland, and a total of 1,995 deaths related to COVID-19.
Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 36 confirmed cases, which is reflected in the national total.
As of 2pm on Tuesday there are 272 COVID-19 patients hospitalised in Ireland, of which 34 are in the ICU. 14 people have been hospitalised in the past 24 hours.
“I am increasingly concerned that the positive trends we had seen recently have not been maintained,” said Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer.
“The 5-day moving average of daily cases has increased from an average of 350 cases on November 11th to 424 today.”
“We have two weeks to continue in our efforts to drive down community transmission of this disease as much as possible. The lower the incidence the more flexibility the country will have in easing measures.”
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.
correction: This article has been updated to correct a misprint on the national hospitalisation figures