This evening, the Department of Health confirmed one additional death relating to Covid-19.
In total, 4,137 people have lost their lives to the virus since the pandemic hit almost a year ago.
As of midnight this morning, there have been 686 confirmed new cases of the virus.
Of today's cases, 66% are under 45 years of age.
The median age is 34 years old.
Most of today's cases were identified in Dublin, where there are 278 new cases.
Elsewhere, there are 49 new cases in Galway, 37 in Kildare, 32 in Louth and 31 in Donegal.
The remaining 259 cases are spread across all other counties.
Meanwhile, there have been 33 additional hospitalisations in the past twenty-four hours.
In total, there are 726 Covid-19 patients in hospitals - 156 of whom are in intensive care.
The 14 Day incident rate is 261.7 per 100,000 population.
Deputy CMO Says Distance Is Our Best Defence Without Vaccine#
The Deputy CMO has praised the efforts of the public as hospital numbers decrease.
Dr Ronan Glynn encouraged people to remain vigilant to the regulations.
"In time, vaccination will be out most powerful tool against Covid-19."
"In time, vaccination will be our most powerful tool against COVID-19 and over the coming weeks those who are highest risk in our families and communities will get vaccinated."@ronan_glynn #StayHome #HoldFirm
— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) February 22, 2021
"For now, each of us gave a rang of tried and trusted tools at our disposal - by keeping our distance, washing our hands... we will continue to drive down transmission of this disease."
As of Friday, 3240,704 Covid-19 doses have been administered, 126,320 of which was a second dose.