307 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed today in the Republic, the highest daily total since early May.
One more person has died with the virus, taking the death toll to 1,778.
The total case number since the beginning of the pandemic here in the Republic has passed 30,000 for the first time.
Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team
There has now been a total of 1,778 #COVID19 related deaths in Ireland.
— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) September 8, 2020
182 of today's cases are in Dublin.
The Acting Chief medical Officer says at least 44 of those are linked with community transmission.
Elsewhere, 25 cases are in Kildare, 19 are in Limerick, 15 in each of Wexford and Louth, the remaining cases are spread across 16 different counties.
The majority of these cases are associated with known outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case.
Younger people continue to account for the vast majority of cases, over seven in 10 of today's figures are in people under the age of 45.
Dr. Ronan Glynn has renewed his appeal that now is not the time to let down your guard, urging everyone to keep your distance.