Another 380 new cases of Covid have been reported by the Department of Health.
There is no breakdown on the number of cases locally.
A total of 13 people remain in intensive care with the virus.
Earlier, the Chief Executive of the HSE said that Ireland is in a stronger position as it faces the threat posed by the Delta variant, but uncertainty and concerns remains.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Paul Reid said that there are less hospitalisations and more of the population vaccinated, with 36 patients in hospitals with Covid-19 today.
He said the Government will have to weigh up the data and also consider that the Delta variant poses “a real and significant threat” while also “trying to protect the gains made” as it decides on further reopening.
Mr Reid said that 84% of cases of the Delta variant are in the under 45s.
“Thankfully we have vaccinated the most vulnerable,” he said, adding that another 58,000 people were vaccinated yesterday.
Mr Reid said that uncertainty around the Delta variant remains, but the UK scenario suggests that increased hospitalisations are likely.