There has been another 5,419 cases of Covid announced today.
A total of 528 people are in hospital with the virus with 110 of these in intensive care.
The Government has also delayed the introduction of PCR and antigen testing for air and sea passengers arriving into Ireland until Sunday.
It was initially scheduled to be rolled out today.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan issued a statement yesterday in which he warned that while recent progress reducing Covid-19 transmission was “very welcome”, the level of disease in the community was “still a concern”.