There have been nine further deaths related to COVID-19 and 525 new cases confirmed this evening by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).
Seven deaths occurred in March and two deaths took place in February.
The median age of those who died was 76 and the age range was 64 to 95 years.
The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 229,831, while the number of coronavirus-related deaths stands at 4,585.
Of the latest cases, 68% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 34 years old.
Regarding the nationwide distribution of cases, 266 are in Dublin, 33 in Meath, 29 in Wexford, 25 in Offaly, 24 in Donegal, and the remaining 148 cases are spread across 19 other counties.
As of 8am today, 328 people are now receiving treatment in hospital for the virus after 27 new admissions in the past 24 hours.
Of those patients, 83 are in ICU, down from 87 yesterday.
The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 150.2.
As of March 17th, 639,586 doses of the COVID-19 inoculation have been administered in Ireland.
468,328 people have received their first dose, while a second dose has been administered to 171,258 people.
Main image: Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie