The Department of Health has reported six further deaths related to Covid-19 and 772 new confirmed cases today.
The number of new cases reported today in Galway is 41, and almost half of the new cases in the Republic are in Dublin and Cork.
The median age of the 772 people who tested positive for the virus is 36 years and 64% are under the age of 45.
There were 42 people in ICU with the disease this afternoon across hopsitals in the State.
Dr Tony Holohan said this evening that the overall situation has improved.
“But we have to remember that these are very early days. This improvement will only be maintained if we keep going in our efforts,” he said.