The Department of Health has been notified of 1,586 new cases of Covid-19, the highest figure this week.
As of 8am on Saturday, there are 298 patients with the virus in hospital, down 10 on Friday's figures.
Of the patients receiving treatment in hospital, 56 are in ICU, a reduction of three from Friday.
— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) October 2, 2021
Earlier, the chief medical officer, Dr Tony Holohan said the country must continue to be mindful of public health advice as we approach winter.
Dr Holohan said that as the colder weather sets in, it is harder to spend time outdoors, which may bring more indoor social activity, allowing the virus to spread more easily.
As we move into the time of year where the weather isn't going to be as good and being out and about all of the time is a bit more difficult, it’s important that we continue to be mindful of the public health advice. pic.twitter.com/1EXn6vF4VB
— Dr Tony Holohan (@CMOIreland) October 2, 2021
In a video posted on Twitter, the CMO reminded the public of the importance of wearing masks while in retail or hospitality situations and on public transport, while also urging people to stay at home if they have cold-like symptoms.
Dr Holohan also encouraged anyone who is not yet fully vaccinated to do so as soon as possible.
As of Friday, 87 percent of people over the age of 12 in Ireland are fully vaccinated.