This evening, the Department of Health confirmed 28 additional deaths relating to Covid-19.
All but one of this evening's deaths occurred this month.
The median age of the twenty eight who died was 79 years old.
The youngest was 32 and the oldest was 97 years of age.
As of midnight this morning, there have been 763 confirmed new cases of the virus.
473 of today's cases are identified in men while 422 are in women.
Most people -72% - are under 45 years of age.
The median age is 30 years old.
Most of today's cases were identified in Dublin, where there are 251 new cases.
Elsewhere, there are 84 in Galway, 57 in Kildare, 47 in Limerick and 42 in Waterford.
The remaining 282 cases are spread across all other counties.
Meanwhile, there have been 46 additional hospitalisations in the past twenty-four hours.
In total, there are 754 Covid-19 patients in hospitals - 151 of whom are in intensive care.
The 14 Day incident rate to February 16th is 246.9 per 100,000 population.
Right now, people aged 85 and older are being offered a free COVID-19 vaccine through their GP. John Mullins, aged 85, from Palmerstown got his first dose today. #CovidVaccine #HoldFirm pic.twitter.com/eqLGIhVN2o
— HSE Ireland (@HSELive) February 18, 2021
As of Tuesday, 105,859 people have received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.
187,893 people have got their first instalment of the jab.
"Better Days Are Coming" - NPHET
Meanwhile, Dr Ronan Glynn said better days are coming.
"We now have three very safe and effective vaccines being rolled out and supply should increase very substantially over the coming weeks.
While he acknowledged that this years have been "very difficult for people" he appealed to the public to keep up their efforts.