The Chief Medical Officer has warned that there will be a sharp increase in Covid 19 deaths in the coming weeks.
817 people with Covid-19 are being treated in the country's hospitals this afternoon and 76 are in ICU.
There are 50 patients with Covid are being treated at Mayo University Hospital today, with 47 at UHG, 10 in Sligo and 5 at Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe.
6,110 new cases of the virus were confirmed nationwide last night, with 6 further deaths
Dr Tony Holohan says sadly the number of deaths will rise significantly this month.