Ireland has the second highest 14-day incidence rate across the European Union, data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) shows.
According to the ECDC data, Ireland recorded a 14-day incidence rate of 496.57 per 100,000 for last week and this week.
This is behind only Cyprus, who have an infection rate of 602.59 per 100,000.
This rise in cases is despite Ireland having one of the highest vaccination rates in the EU, with almost 88% of adults fully vaccinated.
91.7% of adults are also partially vaccinated.
Eighteen people across Ireland who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 have died in the past week.