There are 110 people in ICU with the virus today.
The Department of Health has confirmed a further 2,950 cases of Covid 19.
There are 536 patients being treated in hospital with the virus, an increase of 33 on yesterday, 110 of whom are being treated in ICU.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said:
“During these winter months it is vital that if any of us experience symptoms of COVID-19, we isolate immediately and arrange a PCR test.
“We all know the actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 - good hand hygiene, wearing a face covering, meeting others outdoors where possible and, when indoors, opening windows and ensuring good ventilation, keeping our distance and, of course, coming forward for vaccination and booster dose when eligible.
“The ongoing efforts by all of us to work with the public health advice during this pandemic continues to be fundamental to our work to drive down the incidence of COVID-19 in our communities.”