The National Public Health Emergency Team will meet this morning to consider establishing Covid-19 specific hospitals.
A further 235 new cases were confirmed last night, bringing the total to 1,564.
There were a further two deaths, bringing the total death toll to nine.
26 per cent of patients have been hospitalised, with 39 cases being admitted to ICU.
Dr. Colm Henry, the HSE's chief clinical officer, says they're considering designating hospitals specifically for covid-19