Health authorities have been informed of the death of one person with Covid-19 today.
A total of 470 new cases have also been reported, including 61 cases in Cork.
Of the new cases notified today, 198 cases are in Dublin, 61 are in Cork, while there are 36 in Donegal, 19 in Kildare, 19 in Limerick, 12 in Kerry, 11 in Galway, 11 in Meath, 10 in Roscommon, 9 in Cavan, 9 in Clare, 9 in Kilkenny, 9 in Longford, 9 in Offaly, 9 in Westmeath, 8 in Louth, 7 in Tipperary, 7 in Wexford, with the remaining 17 cases in seven counties.
Some 68 per cent of the cases are in people aged under 45 years, 40% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case and 68 cases have been identified as community transmission.
This evening the Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn warned that the situation nationally is a matter of “serious concern”.
“NPHET is now recommending that no more than 2 households should meet at any given time. It is vital that everyone - families, friends and neighbours - limit the opportunities this virus has to move from person to person and stop the spread of the disease across households. Behave as though you have the virus and keep yourself and those around you safe – don’t take a risk by organising or attending gatherings with more than one other household,” he said.
A total of 1,801 Covid-19 related deaths have now been reported in Ireland since the beginning of the pandemic and 37,063 cases have been confirmed.