There have been 211 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the State, while the HPSC has today been informed that one person with the virus has died.
Five of the new cases are in Galway, but the majority again are in Dublin (121).
Seventeen new cases were confirmed in Louth, ten in Limerick, eight in Cork, seven in Westmeath, seven in Wicklow, six in Laois and five in Donegal.
The remaining 24 cases are in Carlow, Clare, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Meath, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary, and Waterford.
Despite today’s additional death, the official number of probable, possible and confirmed COVID-19 deaths remains unchanged at 1,781.
Speaking ahead of the weekend, Dr Ronan Glynn said: “While we are seeing a continued increase in cases, particularly in Dublin, this is at least partly due to the willingness of people to heed our core messages around knowing the symptoms and coming forward promptly for testing. This together with all of the other key behaviours will help to break the chains of transmission in our communities.