Over 1,000 new Covid cases were confirmed today by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
Approximately 1,120 confirmed cases of Covid were announced on Tuesday, with 142 Covid patients hospitalised, of which 27 are in ICU.
Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, Dr Tony Holohan encouraged the public to engage with the vaccination programme that is opening to younger age groups.
“Almost 70% of our population is now fully vaccinated and today the vaccination programme has been extended to 12-15 year olds who will also be able to register for an mRNA vaccine.
“The vaccination programme has received high uptake to date. I strongly urge anyone eligible to register for a vaccine to do so as soon as possible.”