There are 1,071 new cases of Covid 19 today.
101 patients are in hospital, with 20 of those in ICU.
Dr Tony Holohan says our 14-day incidence rate is now the highest it’s been since February 24th.
So it's at 231 per 100,000.
The Chief Medical Officer says the five-day average is 1,159 cases per day.
That's the highest it’s been since February 2nd.
Freedom Day In England "Feels Weird"
A London bar owner says it feels weird that hospitality restrictions have ended in England.
The so-called Freedom Day sees nightclubs open, while masks are no longer required indoors or on transport.
It comes as rising infection rates saw the UK as a whole reporting almost 40,000 Covid cases today.
Pat Logue, who is originally from Donegal, owns the Sheephaven Bay Pub in Camden Town:
"You've been telling them for months now that if they're standing, they have to wear a mask."
"We've been policing it and patrolling for it."
"It just feels weird now today."