An additional 1,598 individuals have contracted the coronavirus, the Division of Well being confirmed this night.
That’s a lower of 94 on yesterday’s whole.
The variety of individuals with the virus in hospital has been recorded at 314, a rise of 53 on yesterday’s numbers.
There are 59 sufferers in intensive care, up 5 on yesterday.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, mentioned: “Over the course of the final seven days, 32 individuals with COVID-19 had been admitted to vital care amenities and immediately, there are a complete of 60 individuals with COVID-19 receiving vital care.
“The median age of these in ICU is 55 – which means that 50% of the sufferers at the moment in ICU with COVID-19 are aged lower than 55 years.
“Over the weekend, we reported that the variety of newly confirmed COVID-19 instances in hospital in a single day had reached a degree not seen since mid-February this yr.
“Sadly, all of this means that we’re nonetheless not on the peak of this wave of COVID-19 and that many individuals proceed to expertise extreme sickness as a consequence of COVID-19.
“Whereas our vaccination programme continues to supply nice hope, at this cut-off date, solely 53% of 16- to 29-year-olds are absolutely vaccinated. This age group continues to account for the best incidence of COVID-19 in our inhabitants,” Dr Holohan concluded.