The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is due to meet today to discuss the recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases being reported in Ireland.
The meeting has been called as there have now been 1,781 coronavirus-related deaths, and a total of 30,164 confirmed cases in the Republic of Ireland.
NPHET recently said that Dublin was the location of a vast increase in the number of cases nationally, while data shows that around half of all new cases in Dublin are being transmitted in private households.
Meanwhile, the 14-day incidence rate in Dublin has risen to 70.8 cases per 100,000 people, according to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre - this rate was 53.2 six days ago.
Speaking about the increase in cases ahead of this morning's meeting, Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronan Glynn said; "If something does not change, we will be in a worse position in a few weeks' time".
Of the 84 new cases reported on Wednesday evening, 51 were in Dublin 51, 6 in Offaly, 5 in Kildare, and the remaining 22 cases are located in Cork, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Meath, Roscommon, Tipperary, Westmeath, and Wicklow.
30% were confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or as close contacts of a confirmed case, while 8 cases have been identified as community transmission.