Health officials will meet today amid growing concerns over the rise in coronavirus cases in a number of counties.
The National Public Health Emergency Team is particularly concerned about Louth, Waterford and Donegal - where a third of recent cases are among 15 to 24 year olds.
30 of yesterday's 234 cases were in Donegal, and a further two deaths were recorded nationally.
There were also 22 new cases of the virus recorded in Galway.
Acting Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn says we should all choose a small number of people to socialise with in the coming weeks.