6 additional deaths and 582 new cases of covid 19 have been reported.
193 of the cases are in Dublin, 59 in Wexford, 47 in Louth, 42 in Meath, 34 in Cork and the remaining 207 cases are spread all other remaining counties.
Across the region there are 11 new cases in Galway, 7 in Sligo, 5 in Mayo and less than 5 in Roscommon.
198 COVID patients are in hospital, 34 of whom are in ICU.
The 14 day incidence rate per 100,000 is now 100.8.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holahan says the figures show the situation is getting worse more rapidly than we expected.