The Department of Health has reported an additional 4,791 cases of Covid 19 today.
There's currently 536 patients in hospital, a drop of 35 on yesterday's figures.
While 118 patients are receiving treatment in ICU, there's no change on yesterday's figure.
Meanwhile, the Minister for transport Eamon Ryan says yesterday's news of a new Covid 19 variant of concern, was a real blow.
He was speaking after Europe and the United States imposed travel restrictions on Southern Africa.
That's amid concerns the new 'Omicron' variant is even more infectious than the Delta variant.