The Department of Health has confirmed that there have been 92 more cases of Covid-19, and no new deaths. 

It brings the total number of cases to 26,929. The number of coronavirus-related deaths remains at 1,774. 

In a statement, the National Public Health Emergency Team says that of the new cases, 43 are men and 48 are women. 72% of the new cases are under the age of 45. 

NPHET says that 43 of the cases are associated with Covid-19 outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case. Twelve of the cases have been identified as community transmission. 

Of the new cases 24 are in Dublin, 24 in Kildare, eight are in Limerick, six in Carlow, six in Kilkenny, five in Meath and five are recorded in Clare. The remaining 14 cases are in counties Cork, Donegal, Kerry, Laois, Louth, Monaghan, Offaly, Waterford and Wicklow. 

In the 14 days, up to midnight last night, Ireland had 19 confirmed cases of Covid-19 for every 100,000 people, according to a social media posting this evening by the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly.

The data shows that in the previous 14 days, Ireland had 7.2 cases for every 100,000 people.

There were 904 cases in the 14 days to midnight last night. Of these, 494 were in Kildare (325), Offaly (106) and Laois (63). 

It has resulted in the 14-day county rates per 100,000 people being as follows: Kildare 146.1, Offaly 136 and Laois 74.4.

The most recent 14-day UK rate is 18.5 cases for every 100,000 people, according to the European Centre for Disease Control.

The Acting Chief Medical Officer said that the battle against Covid-19 is "still about a united, whole of country approach".

Dr Ronan Glynn said: "We are asking those in Kildare, Laois and Offaly to hold firm and stay with us in the measures introduced last weekend. As today's figures show, cases are also occurring in several other counties around the country.

"The only way we can effectively suppress Covid-19 across Ireland in the long term is if we act together to protect each other," he said.

He said it was expected that the daily figures this week would "rise and fall", and that NPHET is closely monitoring all trends. 

Dr Glynn has asked that people continue to follow public health advice in the fight against the coronavirus.

In Northern Ireland, no new deaths with Covid-19 have been reported.

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland said that an additional eight people have tested positive for the virus.

Meanwhile, the latest figures from the Health Service Executive show that there are 11 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in hospitals.

Of these, six patients are in intensive care units. There are also 137 suspected cases in hospitals, of which five are in intensive care units

Hospitals have 39 adult ICU beds free.

Separately, the five-day average for reported cases is currently at 75 a day.

In late June, the five-day average was under ten a day.

The Health Service Executive is testing 4,600 people a day.

The 'R' number, or reproductive rate, of the virus is now estimated at 1.6, down from 1.8 last week.