6,888 new cases of covid 19 have been confirmed, which is higher than yesterday's figure of 4,842.
Eight more people with the virus have died.
There are 2,088 infections in Dublin, 862 in Cork, 469 in Limerick, 405 in Wexford and 320 in Waterford - the rest are spread across all other counties.
In this region there are 140 new cases in Galway, 95 in Mayo, 43 in Sligo, 20 in Leitrim and 16 in Roscommon.
The country's 14 day incidence rate per 100 thousand people is 1,291.2.