More than 3,000 people have died with Covid-19 in the Republic.
It's after a further 90 deaths were reported yesterday, the second highest daily figure.
Case numbers continue to fall, with the latest daily figure standing at 928. There 53 new cases of the virus confirmed in Galway yesterday, 31 in Mayo, 5 in Sligo and less than 5 in both Roscommon and Leitrim.
Nationally, close contacts of confirmed cases are still not being tested.
Latest figures show there are 1,689 people in public hospitals with the disease, while 216 are in ICUs.
Consultant in infectious diseases at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, Eoghan De Barra, says the high number of deaths is likely to continue.
New figures show a surge in the numbers of people nationally contracting Covid-19 while in hospital.
The Health Service Executive said that up to the end of last year 967 people had caught Covid-19 in hospital.
However, the HSE told RTÉ's Prime Time last night that the figure has increased dramatically in the past three weeks.
Since 27 December, 846 patients have caught Covid-19 in hospital.
The HSE said when community transmission rates are at the level they are, it is "inevitable and unavoidable that there will be outbreaks in hospitals".