The Taoiseach has defended the handling of PCR testing amid a shortage in supply.
There were no PCR test appointments available in the South East today.
Just four centres across the country have availability tomorrow with all but one having been fully booked today.
The HSE is working to expand the capacity for testing.
43 Covid-19 deaths have been confirmed over the past week.
3,893 new cases have also been confirmed this evening.
611 Covid patients are in hospital, down 27 from yesterday, while the ICU figure is up two, to 132.
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, says one in seven people have had cold or flu symptoms over the past week.
He's again urged people with symptoms of Covid-19 to "self-isolate immediately".
Meanwhile, schools are not as safe from Covid-19 as they were earlier in the year, according to the Deputy Chief Medical Officer.
That's despite Health Minister Stephen Donnelly repeatedly saying schools are safe, citing NPHET advice.
There was a 50 percent increase in Covid outbreaks in schools last week - with 24 recorded.
Dr Ronan Glynn claimed NPHET has never said schools are a safe environment.