The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today confirmed that there are 1,427* newly confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, 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.”
Meanwhile, as of 8am today, 164 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 26 are in ICU.
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