The Department of Health has reported 675 new cases of the coronavirus in the Republic, and six additional deaths related to the disease.
The number of new cases reported today in Galway is just 13 – the lowest number of new cases in weeks.
Almost half of the cases reported today are in Dublin and Cork.
Of the cases reproted today, 65% are under the age of 45, and the median age is 35 years.
Nationally, there are 41 people with Covid-19 in critical care units, and a total of 327 in hospital.
There are 18 people with the virus at UHG, with two of the confirmed cases in ICU.
“Everyone must be aware of the actions they should take if they have symptoms or are awaiting a test or if they are a contact of a confirmed case,” said Dr Tony Holohan today.
“If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you must self isolate and phone your GP for further advice.
“If you have been referred for a test or are awaiting a test result, you must self isolate. If you are a confirmed case of COVID-19 you must self isolate for 10 days.
“If you are identified or have identified yourself as a close contact of a confirmed case, you must restrict your movements.
“Stay informed on the public health advice around COVID-19 and be prepared to protect yourself and those around you.”