The Department of Health has confirmed another 1,013 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, while 94 further deaths have also been recorded.
Of these cases, a total of 27 were in Donegal.
Overall, there have now been 3,512 Covid-19 deaths since the pandemic began, with a cumulative total of 199,430 cases.
Across the country a total of 337 cases are in Dublin, 96 are in Galway, 65 in Cork, 60 in Kildare, 48 in Louth and the remaining 407 cases are spread across all other counties.
There are currently 1,334 patients with the virus in hospital, with 203 of these in ICU.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan is urging people to keep themselves safe now, so as to ensure they can receive a vaccine against the disease further down the road.
“Now more than ever, as we are continuing to see the tragic effects of the recent surge of Covid-19 infection in the form of mortality, hospitalisation and ICU admission, we should remember the public health advice that has carried us so far in this pandemic, and helped us to suppress COVID-19 together successfully in the past,” he said.
“It is the collective hard work and ongoing sacrifice of people across Ireland in following these public health measures that will keep us all safe at this time, as we look ahead to the increased rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine on the horizon.
“Keep it up, and encourage others to do the same. In short: the present is the time to protect yourself and stay safe, in order to receive your vaccine in the future.”