The department of Health has reported 1,997 cases of Covid 19 today.
There are 324 people in hospital - down two on yesterday - while 61 people are being treated in ICU.
In a statement earlier Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said our levels of transmission are too high - and we would be categorised as a dark red country according to European Centre for Disease Control due to our high 14-day incidence rate per hundred thousand.
We continue to see levels of transmission of COVID-19 that are simply too high and would be categorised as a dark red country according to the ECDC.
It is important that we continue to follow the public health advice this weekend. pic.twitter.com/b8yJLZUdrm
— Dr Tony Holohan (@CMOIreland) August 28, 2021