Ninety-two new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed by NPHET today, but no further deaths were reported.
This brings the total number of Covid cases in the Republic to 26,929 and the number of deaths remains 1,774.
Of the new cases reported today, none are in Galway – with 24 in Dublin, 24 in Kildare, eight in Limerick, six in Carlow, six in Kilkenny, five in Meath and five in Clare.
The remaining 14 cases are in Cork, Donegal, Kerry, Laois, Louth, Monaghan, Offaly, Waterford and Wicklow.
NPHET says that 43 are men and 48 are women, while 72% are under 45 years of age.
Speaking this evening, Dr Ronan Glynn said: “We expected that this week the daily figures we report would rise and fall. NPHET is closely monitoring all trends, patterns and changes in the data, including not just case numbers but locations, age groups, and sources of transmission.
“We are asking those in Kildare, Laois and Offaly to hold firm and stay with us in the measures introduced last weekend.
“As today’s figures show, cases are also occurring in several other counties around the country. This is still about a united, whole of country approach.
“The only way we can effectively suppress COVID-19 across Ireland in the long term is if we act together to protect each other.”
|Total number of cases||26,929|
|Total number hospitalised||3,378|
|Total number admitted to ICU||441|
|Total number of deaths||1,516|
|Total number of healthcare workers||8,474|
|Number clusters notified||2,465|
|Cases associated with clusters||14,723|
“Living with COVID-19 has undoubtedly been difficult and this pandemic has adversely impacted on people in many different ways.
“We know that what the public health advice asks you to do can be difficult, but we are asking you to stay the course with it.
“Individual actions break the chains of transmission of this virus. Avoiding crowded places, limiting your social contacts, working from home where possible, not attending house parties, keeping 2m distance, washing your hands and wearing a face covering – all of these safe behaviours matter, and all of them add up to make a significant difference,” added Dr Ronan Glynn.