The Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan says Covid-19 hospitalisations and ICU admissions are stabilising.
313 patients were being treated in hospital last night with the virus - a drop of 48 in the past two days - with 56 people being treated in intensive care.
Galway and Sligo hospitals have among the highest number of Covid patients nationally.
Galway University Hospital is currently treating 28 patients with the virus - the second highest figure nationally, followed by Sligo University Hospital with 24 Covid patients, and 10 at Mayo University Hospital.
1,545 new cases of Covid-19 were also confirmed yesterday evening, while 43 people have died from the virus in the past week.
Dr Holohan said incidence of Covid-19 in adolescents and young adults is falling significantly, and we're seeing early encouraging signs that the rate of infection is plateauing in children of school-going age.
Meanwhile, the Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has announced an update to Ireland's Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Residents aged 65 years and older living in nursing homes and long term residential care facilities, and people aged 80 years and older living in the community are set to receive a booster dose of an mRNA vaccine.
The booster dose can be given after a minimal interval of six months following completion of the primary vaccination schedule.