There have been 1,012 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Republic, according to the Department of Health.
There have also been three further deaths associated with the virus.
The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 41,714, while the number of coronavirus-related deaths has risen to 1,824.
Of the latest cases, 71% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 30 years old.
511 are men and 496 are women.
241 of the cases are in Dublin, 112 in Cork, 80 in Cavan, 72 in Meath, 66 in Galway, and the remaining 441 cases are spread across 21 other counties.
It comes as hospital admissions for COVID-19 are now at a four-month high.
As of 2pm today, 199 patients were being treated for the virus in hospital, of which 31 are in ICU.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said: “I am very worried about the numbers we are seeing and how quickly they are deteriorating.
“All of today’s 1,012 cases were notified to the HPSC over a period of 24 hours up to midnight.
“The 14-day incidence rate has increased from 108 per 100,000 last Sunday to 150 per 100,000 today, which represents a 39% increase.
“All of the important indicators of the disease are deteriorating. For example, there has been a consistent increase in test positivity over the past week."
He added: "The test positivity rate up to midnight Friday 9th October was 6.2%, which has more than doubled in less than a fortnight.
“Case numbers are growing across all age groups and throughout the country.”
Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said: “In the past 24 hours, there have been 35 new admissions of laboratory-confirmed cases to hospital and four new admissions to ICU.
"There are now 199 people in hospital and 31 in ICU. Every age group, location and household needs to act now, limit your contacts and stop the disease in its tracks.”
Main image: Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health. Photo: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie