The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of a further 3,578 Covid cases.
As of 8am today, 520 Covid-19 patients were in hospital, an increase of 22 compared to Monday.
Of those 520 patients in hospital, 83 were in ICU.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “Today we are reporting 3,578 cases of COVID-19, with 520 cases in hospital and 83 in ICU.
“We have reported over 44,000 cases in the past 14 days. The volume of disease in the community is really very high and represents a significant risk to those who are most vulnerable in our society.
“We need to continue to use all of the tools available to us to protect ourselves and others.
“By layering all of the public health measures with which we are now so familiar, we can help to break the chains of transmission.
“Ensure that you are washing your hands regularly, wearing a mask on public transport and in other social settings, try to meet others outdoors and ensure that indoor spaces are well-ventilated. And of course it remains essential that anyone with symptoms isolates and gets tested.”
The government and NPHET have become increasingly concerned over the rise in case numbers over the past week as daily cases have failed to drop below 3,000 each day.
Dr Holohan added: “We know that vaccination provides our strongest defence against severe illness and hospitalisation.
“I encourage anyone who has yet to be vaccinated to come forward for vaccination. It is not too late to become part of our vaccinated pool of people, and your participation in the Covid-19 vaccine programme will be welcomed.
”We are now also boosting and offering a third vaccine dose to healthcare workers and people over the age of 60.
“We are beginning to see en