There are 17 new COVID-19 cases in Saline County since Friday. The county's testing rate per 1,000 people was 218.
The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) meets to review the latest worrying developments today and a strong recommendation at the very least to households in Dublin to stop socialising in each others homes is expected to emerge.
One in Tulsa County, one male in the 65 or older age group.More news: Borna Coric up by break; Jennifer Brady through to semis
People have been asked to not hold events such as communion and christening parties in households for the next few weeks.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly confirmed on Wednesday evening that Ireland's five day case average is now 175. There are 444 people who have recovered, and a total of 9 deaths.
In another ominous development there has been 89 cases of the virus in older people over 75, almost a doubling among this age group in the last fortnight.More news: Newcastle bring in Northern Ireland full-back Lewis for a reported €16.5m
51 in Dublin, 6 in Offaly, 5 in Kildare and the remaining 22 cases are located in Cork, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Meath, Roscommon, Tipperary, Westmeath and Wicklow. That brings the total number of cases since the pandemic began in the state to 65,053.
Currently, the virus reproductive number in Dublin is said to be around 1.4 - compared to around 1 for the rest of the country. The recovery rate among DuPage County cases as of September 1 was 95.0%.
One outbreak is at the Royal Arch Masonic Home long-term care facility in the Vancouver Coastal Health region and the other is at the Milieu Children and Family Services Society community living facility in the Fraser Health region.More news: Eminem's Home Invader Told Him He Was There To Kill Him