Health officials have this evening reported 6,110 new cases of Covid-19 and six further deaths related to the disease.
Of the new cases reported by the Department of Health, 116 are in Galway, while over half of the reported cases (3,655) are in Dublin.
63% of the cases are under 45 years of age and the median age is 36.
There are 776 Covid-19 patients in hospitals across the Republic as of this afternoon – of which 70 are in ICU.
The number of Covid cases at UHG shot up by 16 yesterday to 43, with two of those cases in critical care.
“Leaders and organisations in communities across the country now need to support their colleagues, neighbours, family and friends to keep to the spirit of public health advice,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.
“We must restrict our movements, we have to limit the people we interact with outside of our households, if we are to suppress the virus and sustain our essential services.”