The Department of Health has confirmed 1,427 new cases of Covid-19.
There are 164 patients in hospital with Covid, this number is down five on yesterday’s figures and there are 26 people being treated in ICU, up three on yesterday.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “Today we have reached the milestone of 300,000 cases reported in Ireland since the beginning of the pandemic.
“However, today we have also seen how solidarity continues to be the hallmark of our response with young people across the country lining up to get vaccinated, both to protect themselves and to play their part in protecting the community.
“I strongly urge anyone eligible for a vaccine to come forward and avail of the opportunity as soon as possible.”
Eight further deaths have been reported in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours. The Department of Health also reported 1,177 positive cases of Covid-19 in the region.
Dr Holohan’s comments come as dozens of walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinics are operating throughout the country, including Letterkenny, this bank holiday weekend. A second clinic will open in Carndonagh on Monday.
The clinics have been established to encourage further uptake of vaccines and are open to those aged 16 and over who have yet to receive a first dose.