The Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan has again appealed to the public to follow public health guidance to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.
It comes as health authorities announced that the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of three additional deaths related to the virus.
There have now been a total of 1,868 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight on Tuesday, the HPSC has been notified of 1,167 confirmed cases of Covid-19.
Of the cases notified today, there were 263 in Dublin, 142 in Meath, 137 in Cork, 86 in Cavan and the remaining 539 cases are spread across all remaining counties.
The median age of cases is 33 years old, 538 are men / 627 are women, and 64% are under 45 years of age.
A total of 53,422 cases of Covid-19 have now been reported in Ireland.
As of 2pm today, 314 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 34 are in ICU. There have been 27 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Speaking this evening, Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “The behaviour of every individual is the most effective defence we have against the spread of Covid-19.
“Everyone needs to stay at home, other than for essential reasons. Follow the public health advice and treat everyone that you come into contact with as though they are a close contact of someone with Covid-19 – keep your distance, avoid meeting others.
“We are facing a big challenge, but we have faced this challenge before, and that means we know how to suppress this virus, by following the public health advice in everything we do.”