A member of the National Public Health Emergency Team says the incidence rate of Covid-19 is 'stable but high'.
Professor Philip Nolan says we are striking a delicate balance between increasing social contact and vaccine immunity.
He's urging people to follow public health advice to drive down infections further.
1,499 new cases were confirmed yesterday evening.
Mayo is the only county in Connacht with a 14-day Covid incidence rate that's higher than the national average at present.
Latest figures show the country's 14-day rate is 382 per 100,000 people - and it's highest in Donegal, Monaghan, Louth and Carlow.
Mayo's rate is also above average at 399 per 100,000 people.
This comes as 521 new cases of the virus were confirmed across Co Mayo in the past 2 weeks.