There's a warning the UK variant of Covid-19 has adapted and become better at moving from person to person.
The Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory says it will become the dominant variant in Ireland.
Dr Cillian De Gascun is urging people to keep their distance to reduce its opportunities to spread.
There's been 60 further deaths and 3,231 new cases.
GP Advisor to the HSE, Dr Ray Walley says while the numbers are coming down, we still have a long way to go.