There have been 4,791 new cases of Covid-19 reported by the Department of Health.
The number of people with Covid-19 being treated in hospitals around the country has fallen by 35.
There were 536 patients with Covid in hospitals at 8am this morning – down from 571 at the same time yesterday morning. There have been 65 discharges in the last 24 hours.
121 of these patients are receiving treatment in intensive care units, an increase of three from yesterday morning.
Meanwhile, walk-in booster Covid-19 vaccination clinics are in operation in several counties, for healthcare workers and people aged 60-69, the HSE has said.
It was announced yesterday that booster vaccines will be offered to everyone aged 16 and over, following new recommendations from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC).
NIAC have recommended a booster dose of an mRNA vaccine – Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna – firstly for pregnant women aged 16 and over; then for people aged 40-49, followed by those aged 16-39 in descending order.