The five day moving average of new Covid-19 cases has increased by 8 % in the past week.
The figure was 437 last Tuesday but has increased to 470 this week.
383 new coronavirus cases were reported yesterday.
The Department of Health has confirmed that 2 more people have died from Covid-19 in the latest set of figures.
There were 25 new cases confirmed in Donegal, fewer than 5 cases each were reported in Sligo and Leitrim.
Consultant pathologist at Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital, Bill Tormey, says rising infection rates aren’t surprising: