Ireland's current Covid-19 numbers are 'better than anything we could have hoped for a few weeks ago', according to the National Public Health Emergency Team.
New cases of the virus have steadily dropped with 309 confirmed yesterday - bringing the five-day moving average to 358, down 12 percent on last week.
The latest figures show there were 174 patients with the disease in public hospitals and 48 in ICU.
Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, says the improvement is down to people following the public health advice.
Meanwhile, Tullamore in county Offaly continues to have the highest incidence rate of Covid-19 in the country.
The figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre are up to Monday, when the national incidence rate was 131.
In total there are 10 local electoral areas with a rate greater than 300, including Ongar, Ballymun-Finglas, and Donaghmede in Dublin, as well as Milford in Donegal and Cavan-Belturbet.
A number of those areas with high rates have had pop-up testing centres set up to detect asymptomatic cases in the past couple of weeks.
18 electoral areas nationally have a rate of fewer than five cases with areas of Kerry, Clare, Cork, and Tipperary having some of the lowest infection rates in the country