The Chief Medical Officer says he's concerned progress on reducing Covid-19 infections is faltering.
"The hard work undertaken by all of us over the last three weeks is to be commended, but we must not allow our success to date let us drop our guard against the spread of this disease", Dr Holohan said. And with the virus running unabated within U.S. communities, that number will likely only keep climbing.
The figure represented an increase of close to 100 additional cases, compared to the number confirmed the day before.
"We all need to focus on what we can do to stop the spread of this disease; wash our hands regularly, wear a face covering, keep our distance from others, avoid crowds, limit our social network, know the symptoms, self-isolate and contact a GP if we have them".
Meanwhile, 511 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, deaths are also averaging to over 1,000 each day.
Chief Medical Adviser Dr Michael McBride warned that the restrictions should remain in place for a further two weeks and the reopening of businesses will result in excess deaths.