The Department of Health has been notified of 3,805 new Covid cases.
There are 582 people in hospital with the virus, which is up 26 since yesterday.
Of those in hospital with Covid, 106 are in ICU, down one.
Professor Luke O’Neill has suggested that restrictions may be needed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
“Sadly, we are heading in the wrong direction,” Professor O’Neill told RTÉ News.
However, the professor of immunology at Trinity College Dublin said there is no need for another lockdown because ”that’s far too dramatic”.
Professor O’Neill said ”we may wind backwards” and put restrictions on night clubs and pubs if the numbers hit really high levels.
The immunologist called for twice weekly widespread antigen testing in all homes across the country.
”This could be another weapon used to control this virus and we should have done it sooner,” he said.
Professor O’Neill said it is crucial to get booster shots into over 60s before Christmas because ”there is going to be more mixing and socialising then”.
The Cabinet committee on Covid-19 will meet tomorrow evening before a full Cabinet meeting is held on Tuesday, when any decisions will be reached.
It will consider the latest advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team, which includes extending Covid passes.