There have been a further 453 new cases of Covid recorded in Ireland today.
Thankfully there have been no further deaths to report.
There are no county by county breakdown of figures for new infections released today.
Donegal remains under the spotlight following a spike in incidence rates both in the Milford and Letterkenny Electoral areas.
The Department of Health says the number of people being treated in intensive care with the virus is down one to 40.
There are currently 129 Covid-19 patients in hospital, including five additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Ireland is now 4,906, while the total number of confirmed cases stands at 250,290.
NPHET says that as of 1 May, 1,146,562 people have received their first vaccine dose. 445,326 people have received their second vaccine dose.
The HSE, meanwhile, has confirmed that the 788,000 doses administered through April, cited today by Chief Executive Paul Reid, includes vaccinations given on 29 March and 1 and 2 May.
The data covers the weeks of April, calculated as Sunday to Sunday, taking in days outside of April.
The official HSE statistics show that for the calendar month dates in April, over 707,319 vaccinations were administered.