It is estimated that more than 13,000 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in the Republic have recovered from the virus.
Figures released this evening show the total number of coronavirus cases diagnosed here has now passed 20,000, with 376 new cases confirmed today.
It’s estimated that as of Saturday 12,222 COVID-19 cases in the community had recovered, while 1,164 patients had been discharged from hospital.
It gives a current recovery rate of 70% across all of the cases confirmed to date.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan also provided an update on the number of people in the country's intensive care units.
As of Saturday evening, 355 cases had been admitted to ICU.
129 patients remain in the country's intensive care units, while 173 people have been discharged alive.
There have been 54 deaths in intensive care, while the median age of those admitted to ICUs is 60.
Dr Holohan said while the number of patients in ICU has gone down in recent days, it's still high and he wants to see it continuing to fall.
He also said he doesn’t anticipate advising a lifting of current coronavirus restrictions on Friday.