There has been one further Covid related death in the Republic of Ireland and 190 new cases have been confirmed this evening by NPHET.
None of the 190 new cases are in Galway – again, the majority of cases are in Kildare (48) and Dublin (46).
The most affected counties today after Kildare and Dublin are Tipperary (38 new cases), Limerick (20) and Clare (7), while the remaining 31 cases are in Carlow, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow.
Of the cases reported today, 76 are men and 111 are women, while 75% are under 45 years of age.
Today’s increase takes the total number of cases in the Republic to 27,499 and the number of Covid related deaths now stands at 1,775.
Speaking this evening, Dr Ronan Glynn said: “As we learn to live with this disease, we need to strike a balance between enjoying our lives and behaving responsibly.