NPHET says the country's "beginning to turn a corner" in tackling the current wave of Covid-19 - but that hospitals will remain under threat in the weeks ahead.
A further 8 deaths linked to the virus were confirmed last night with 4,929 new cases.
In this region, there are 225 new cases in Galway, 185 in Mayo, 72 in Roscommon and 22 in Sligo.
The 14 day incidence has risen to such a level that one in 76 people across the country have tested positive for Covid in the last 2 weeks.
There are now 1,620 patients in hospital with the virus and 146 in intensive care.
Professor Philip Nolan, chair of NPHET's modelling advisory group, says things may be starting to stabilise