The Department of Health has been notified of 1,522 new cases of Covid-19.
The number of people in intensive care units is 34, up three on yesterday.
There are 217 people being treated for the virus, up nine on yesterday.
The HSE’s national lead for testing and tracing has said reports that one fifth of Covid cases recorded here now are in fully vaccinated people is in line with what is being seen in other countries.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Drivetime, Niamh Beirne said that in the vast majority of cases, those who are fully vaccinated and test positive for Covid-19 are reporting mild symptoms and are not getting seriously ill.
She said they’re seeing a lot of people in the 15-24 age group and the 25-34 age group presenting for tests, with high volumes of people presenting for testing in Donegal, Castlebar, Galway, Cork and Tralee.
Earlier, the Director of Public Health at the HSE’s National Immunisation Office said that the first vaccines for those aged from 12 to 15 are expected to be administered this weekend.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Dr Lucy Jessop said that registrations open online on Thursday for this age group and will require the consent of one parent or guardian.
Dr Jessop said a strong uptake is expected as there is enthusiasm among parents about vaccinating their children.
She said that children will be vaccinated with mRNA vaccines, either Pfizer or Moderna, and each child will require two doses over three to four weeks.
Dr Jessop said that most children aged 12-15 recover well from Covid-19, but some require admission to hospital or to intensive care, while some children can develop Long Covid or develop a rare multi-system inflammatory condition.
She said that no additional safety concerns have been reported where these vaccines have been used among 12 to 15-year-olds.
Dr Jessop said the mRNA vaccines have been used on adults since December and 4.4 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered across the world.
She said that it is important for parents and children to look at up-to-date information on vaccines before choosing to be vaccinated.
Meanwhile, HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid said almost 9,000 people received a vaccine dose at a walk-in centre over the weekend.