Galway is one of four counties now being considered for additional lockdown measures, following 430 new cases of the virus being confirmed yesterday evening - the highest daily figure since April.
The Health minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed that additional restrictions could be announced this week for Cork, Wicklow, Galway, and Louth.
The total number of new cases over the weekend was 678, with five deaths reported on Saturday.
Of the 430 cases announced yesterday, almost half - 212 cases were in Dublin, 54 in Cork, 23 in Donegal - in this region there were 23 new cases in Galway and 8 in Roscommon.
Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn has warned that there is "absolutely no room for complacency" as 430 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday.
As we start into a new week, he's asking every household across the country to sit together and make a plan to reduce the number of people they meet this week.