COVID-19 UPDATE: 2,125 NEW CASES
It comes as 2,125 news cases of covid-19 were reported today with 259 patients in hospital with the virus.
While there 54 people currently in ICU.
The Chief Medical Officer says there is significant concern over the increasing number of people in hospital with Covid-19.
Dr Tony Holohan says the number of newly confirmed cases in hospital in the last 24 hours has reached a level not seen since mid-February.
He is urging those who have not yet been vaccinated to do so as soon as possible.