There have been 159 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Republic, according to the Department of Health.
The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 30,730.
Two further deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, meaning the number of coronavirus-related deaths here stands at 1,783.
Of the latest cases, 65% concern people who are under 45 years of age.
51% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case, while 23 cases have been identified as community transmission.
Of the new cases, there are: 75 in Dublin, 10 in Louth, 6 in Cork, 6 in Donegal, 6 in Meath, 5 in Laois, and 5 in Wexford.
The remaining 46 cases are in Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Mayo, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath and Wicklow.
The Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said: "47% of the cases reported today are in Dublin City and County.
"For the people of Dublin in particular, this is a critical moment to address the spread of the disease in the community.
"Individual choices can make all the difference - reconsider your plans for the weekend, reduce the number of people that you meet and avoid social activities that involve large groups of people."
He added: "COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease that can spread even when you have no symptoms.
"Remember, when you do meet with friends, family and colleagues, staying two metres apart is the best way to keep everyone safe.”
Main image: Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health. Photo: Leah Farrell / Rollingnews.ie