There was a 19 per cent increase in Covid tests carried out in the community last week.
Nearly 137,000 were taken between November 1st and 7th - compared to less than 115,000 the previous week.
The five-day moving average of cases has increased by 30 per cent in the past week - and is now 3,551.
526 Covid patients were in public hospitals last night - the highest in over eight months.
But DCU immunology professor, Christine Loscher, doesn't think restrictions will be re-introduced..