Another 2,029 Covid cases have been reported today.
The are also 448 patients in hospital with the virus.
Of these 88 are in ICU.
The five-day moving average of cases is 1,906.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “We have seen a significant increase in transmission over the course of the last fortnight.
“We currently have in excess of 500 cases per 100,000 of the population and disease incidence is rising in all age groups and in every part of the country.”
“As we come into the bank holiday weekend, take particular care with the three Cs – crowded places with many people nearby, close contact settings, especially where people may not be vaccinated, and confined and enclosed spaces with poor ventilation.”