The Department of Health has been notified of a further 1,163 new cases of Covid-19.
The number of people in hospital now stands at 297, which is a rise of 11 since yesterday.
Of those patients, 61 are being treated in ICU – up two since yesterday.
The figures come as a senior member of the National Public Health Emergency has said it would be of “minimal benefit” to exclude asymptomatic children from schools, or to require them to be tested for Covid-19.
The Chair of the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, Professor Philip Nolan, said that the risks of allowing asymptomatic children to continue their schooling are very low, and the benefits of uninterrupted schooling are “quite significant”.