There are 1,380 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland today, the Department of Health has confirmed.
459 people in hospital have tested positive for the disease, of whom 74 are being treated in intensive care.
The five-day moving average has decreased slightly to 1,833 - down from 1,851 yesterday.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin hinted earlier this week that the planned end to certain restrictions could be delayed, describing growing cases numbers as a “matter of concern”, adding:
“That is what I am saying right now and therefore we have to feed that into whatever decisions we make early next week.”