The number of Covid patients in hospital has risen by 25, but remains below 1,000.
It now stands at 965, with 89 of those patients in ICUs around the country.
Meanwhile the Chief Medical Officer says masks can play a key role in reducing transmission of covid 19 if made correctly,
Tony Holohan is recommending close contacts and those with covid use higher grade masks instead of cloth ones.
Professor of Infectious Disease at UCD, Jack Lambert thinks medical masks are better