The Heath Service Executive has said it is currently seeing an increase in Covid-19 infections in Ireland, causing hospital admissions.
It said indicators had been trending downwards during May and June, but began to increase again at the end of June. A similar trend is also occurring in the UK, it added.
The HSE said that there has been no significant increase in infection severity has been observed in Ireland in recent weeks.
It said that the number of patients in ICU with a Covid-19 infection did increase slightly during July, but remains overall low.