There are 2,427 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland today, the Department of Health has said.
449 hospital patients have tested positive for the virus, of whom 93 are being treated in ICU.
The five-day moving average of new cases is now 2,294 - up from 2,124 on Friday.
Yesterday Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said that case numbers were increasing in other European countries too, but that the rise could be managed:
“We also see in places like Israel and the United States that Delta waves can be overcome. And our objective is to get through this second peak of Delta here in Ireland without having to impose restrictions.
“But that does involve people following the advice as best they can.”