There have been 574 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Ireland.
A further 56 deaths have also been reported today.
NPHET says 31 of the deaths occurred in February, 13 in January, 3 in December or earlier, and a further nine are under investigation.
The median age of those who died was 82 years, while the age range was 16 - 97 years.
Today's new cases include 175 in Dublin, 57 in Limerick, 43 in Kildare, 37 in Galway, 35 in Meath and the remaining 227 cases spread across 18 other counties.
As of this morning, there were 652 patients with COVID-19 in Irish hospitals, including 137 in ICU.
The national 14-day incidence rate of the virus is now 231 per 100,000 population.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said: “We continue to see good progress, but this needs to be sustained. It is vital that we get our children back to school over the coming weeks.
"A key part of making this a success will be our continued collective buy-in to the public health measures that are tried and tested. Stay at home, work from home where possible.”
“Given the increased transmissibility of the virus now, we must continue to limit our social contacts and do all we can to starve this disease of opportunities to spread.”