There are 211 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic, and one more death.
121 of the cases are in Dublin, 17 are in Louth, 10 are in Limerick 5 in Galway and 24 cases are spread across 13 counties including Mayo, Roscommon and Leitrim.
42 have been identified as community transmission, which means they have no known origin.
The total number of cases is 30,571, and there have been 1,781 deaths.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “While we are seeing a continued increase in cases, particularly in Dublin, this is at least partly due to the willingness of people to heed our core messages around knowing the symptoms and coming forward promptly for testing. This together with all of the other key behaviours will help to break the chains of transmission in our communities.
“This weekend, please limit your social contacts, especially visitors to your home. Avoid crowds, keep your distance from others and wear a face covering where appropriate.”