An additional 259 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed by the Department of Health as of midnight on Tuesday.
Today's cases represents the lowest number reported since December 12th.
There are now also 76 people with the virus in hospital, 27 of whom are in intensive care.
As of midnight, Tuesday 8 June, we are reporting 259* confirmed cases of #COVID19.
27 in ICU. 76 in hospital.
*Daily case numbers may change due to future data review, validation and update.
— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) June 9, 2021
Earlier, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly offered optimism regarding jabs, tweeting: "The impact of out Covid-19 vaccination programme continues to be seen."
The Minister included a graphic which shows how incidence rates among vaccinated age groups have fallen between May 9th and June 3rd.
The impact of our COVID-19 vaccination programme continues to be seen. This daily age-specific incidence rates of confirmed cases per 100,000 population
from 9th May to 3rd June shows how those age cohorts fully vaccinated have seen outbreaks and clusters almost eliminated. pic.twitter.com/vJSDxvITzP
— Stephen Donnelly (@DonnellyStephen) June 9, 2021
HSE chief executive Paul Reid also confirmed 3.1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in the Republic of Ireland.
Referencing the vaccine, Mr Reid tweeted: "We're now seeing strong benefits. Reduce sickness, hospitalisations, ICU admissions & mortality."
"Just 7% of daily Covid-19 cases are now from ages 55+. Three way strategy works, vaccines, testing/tracing & public health measures," he added.