There have been three further Covid-19 related deaths in the Republic of Ireland, while the Department of Health has confirmed a further 1,000 cases.
Of today’s cases, 254 are in Dublin, 102 in Meath, 88 in Cork, 81 in Cavan, 75 in Galway and the remaining 400 cases are spread across 20 counties.
Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “Case numbers are continuing to rise. Right now, we need everyone to cut their social contacts to an absolute minimum. Every time you physically interact with another person, you are providing an opportunity for the virus to spread.”