Health officials have reported 365 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon as the Chief Medical Officer warned that the Delta variant now accounts for over 70% of new cases.
There are now 51 people with the virus in hospitals in the State, and 14 of these patients are receiving care in ICUs.
There are no figures for Galway today, and the Department of Health has said that the daily case numbers may change as figures are reviewed.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said that while the Delta variant continues to present a threat, “those of us who are fully vaccinated can have confidence in their vaccine and should feel comfortable meeting with other fully vaccinated people in all settings.”
“Unfortunately, the Delta variant continues to present a risk to those of us who are unvaccinated or waiting for a second dose of vaccine.
“We need to continue to follow the public health advice, manage you contacts, avoid crowds, wear a mask, wash your hands and most importantly get your COVID-19 vaccine when it is offered to you.”