There have been 21 new cases of COVID-19 reported by health officials in Galway today.
NPHET have reported one additional death related to COVID-19 today, and a 437 new cases nationwide.
Among the new cases reported today, 76% are in people under the age of 45, and the median age is 29 years old.
There has now been a total of 247,069 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, and 4,874 death related to the disease in the state.
Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed case.
As of 8am this morning there were 184 people hospitalised with COVID-19 in Ireland, of whom 46 were in the ICU. Another 19 people were admitted to hospital in the 24 hours prior.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer said “As a country, we have now given a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to 25% of eligible adults.”
“In order to protect the vital work of the vaccination programme in offering us all protection from COVID-19, it is important we continue to remain vigilant and careful. Right now, we need to protect the progress we have made together.”
“While we should remain cautious, we can also be cautiously optimistic. Our vaccination programme, alongside the continued commendable adherence of the vast majority of people in Ireland to the public health advice, are the key to exiting this pandemic in the coming months.”
“However, doing things like mixing indoors when disease is still circulating at a high level puts our progress at risk. Please continue to act in the best interests of one another and be safe when socialising.”
The COVID-19 data hub provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of the disease in the community.