There have been 617 more cases of COVID-19 reported in Ireland, as well as five additional deaths associated with the virus.
There has been a total of 1,821 deaths and 40,703 confirmed cases in Ireland.
This includes the denotification of one death.
However hospitalisations are climbing.
There have been an additional 32 hospitalisations and eight ICU admissions in the past 24 hours.
Of the cases notified on Friday:
- 310 are men / 307 are women
- 73% are under 45 years of age
- 33% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
- 72 cases have been identified as community transmission
Some 123 of these cases are in Dublin, 107 in Cork, 42 in Meath, 36 in Kerry and 35 in Galway.
The remaining 274 cases are located across 21 counties.
Meanwhile figures show that 95,672 tests have been completed in the last seven days, with a positive rate of 4.5%.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said: "The profile of the disease continues to deteriorate.
"There have been an additional 32 hospitalisations and eight ICU admissions in the past 24 hours.
"We are continuing to see a high number of daily cases.
"It is vital that we interrupt the transmission of the virus now."
He added: "NPHET continues to monitor the situation however it is early, individual action that is needed to suppress the virus.
"Please follow public health advice and do your part to make an impact on the disease."
It comes after 1,080 people tested positive for the coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours.