Another 3,893 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded today while it has also been confirmed that 43 people have died from the virus in the past week.
There are 611 people with the virus in hospital but this is down 27 since yesterday with 132 of these in ICU.
New figures show there has been a total of 5,652 deaths related to Covid-19 in Ireland.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said: “Approximately one in seven adults in the last week have had flu-like, cold-like, or Covid-like symptoms.
“The most important action you can take if you experience any symptoms of Covid-19 is to self-isolate immediately. This means staying indoors and avoiding contact with other people, including, in so far as possible, those you live with.
“Arrange to take a PCR test, not an antigen test, and continue to self-isolate while you wait for your test and the results.”
Dr Holohan added: “I understand this is difficult, but in order to avoid passing Covid-19 or other respiratory illnesses on to your friends, family or work colleagues, rapidly self-isolating as soon as symptoms begin is the most important thing you can do.
“It’s also important to remember you still need to isolate for as long as you’re symptomatic, and until 48 hours after your symptoms have settled, even if your PCR did not detect Covid-19.”