IRISH health officials have today confirmed 1,386 new cases of Covid-19.
There are now over 100 people in hospital with the virus. The Department of Health says that there are 106 patients receiving Covid-19 treatment, 22 of those in intensive care settings.
That is a rise from 95 yesterday.
Data relating to the number of deaths associated with Covid-19, as well as case numbers by county, have been affected by the cyber attack on the HSE IT systems.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, said: “This pandemic has provided a prime example of how easily misinformation can spread online, and many people have been exposed to information that is false, inaccurate, or misleading.
“This is known as misinformation and it started to spread about potential Covid-19 vaccines even before any had been developed.
“Unfortunately, it has undermined vaccination efforts in many countries, prolonging the pandemic and putting lives at risk.
“All of us together can help to stop the spread of misinformation. Remember not every post on social media is reliable or accurate – if you are not sure, then don’t share.”