The Department of Health has reported an additional 1,047 cases of Covid-19 this evening, and 35 further deaths related to the disease.
Twenty-nine of the deaths occurred in February, while six happened in January.
Of the cases reported today, 38 are in Galway, where the 14-day incidence rate now stands at 351.5 cases per 100,000 people.
907 cases have been confirmed in the county over the past two weeks.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said that no single intervention is perfect at preventing the spread of COVID-19, and that it takes many different individual actions to slow down the spread of the disease.
“Every action you take is another layer of protection between you and the virus – the more layers you have the more protection you have,” said the CMO.
“Public health measures are based on this principle. Keep physical distance from others, wash hands regularly, avoid crowds, wear face coverings and vaccines all provide you with layers of defence against COVID-19.”