The latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre shows a further reduction in the 14-day incidence of Covid-19 in Ireland.
Data compiled up to 1 September puts the 14-day incidence at 491 cases for every 100,000 people.
Under its most recent optimistic projections, NPHET suggested that daily cases numbers could reach 3,000 a day, by the middle of this month.
The latest HPSC report puts the average daily case numbers for the two weeks to 1 September at 1,670.
More than 6.9 million vaccines have been administered so far and around 89% of the adult population has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, with around 92% partially vaccinated.