More than 3,000 people have now died from Covid-19 in the Republic after an additional 90 virus-related deaths were reported this evening.
928 new cases have also been confirmed, with 6 cases linked to the South African variant.
96 thousand cases have been reported so far this month, which is more than all of those recorded in 2020.
1,750 Covid-19 patients are now in hospital, with 216 of them in intensive care units.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:
“Today we are reporting a further 90 deaths, bringing our cumulative total of lives lost to COVID-19 to more than 3,000 in Ireland. This highly infectious disease is having a severe impact on the most vulnerable in our society and we must continue the good work we are doing to suppress it.