There have been a further 34 coronavirus-related deaths in the Republic.
It brings the total number of deaths in the country to 1,265, with one previously reported death having been denotified.
There have also been another 221 new cases of the virus confirmed this evening.
The total number of cases in the Republic since the outbreak began now stands at 20,833.
Data covering the cases confirmed as of Wednesday evening shows that 367 COVID-19 patients have been admitted to intensive care since the beginning of the outbreak, with the latest HSE figures as of last night showing 105 of those remaining in an ICU.
Today’s figures come ahead of an announcement this evening on the next steps regarding coronavirus restrictions, with the Taoiseach due to make an address at around 6:30pm.
There is likely to be a two-week extension of the current restrictions from May 5th.
The Cabinet has this afternoon been considering increasing the distance in which people can exercise from two to five kilometres, as well as a slight easing of restrictions for people who are cocooning
While no major changes are expected for most people for the next two weeks, the Taoiseach is expected to outline a roadmap for the gradual lifting of restrictions over the coming weeks and months.