A further 1,352 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Ireland today
The five-day moving average of new cases currently stands at 1,348.
Figures released by the HSE earlier today showed there were 177 patients with COVID-19 in Irish hospitals (an increase of 14 compared to yesterday), including 27 in ICU (an increase of one).
Latest vaccination figures, meanwhile, show 87% of adults have received at least one dose, while 73% are now fully vaccinated.
💉 5.87m doses administered to date
💉 ~2.1m doses administered over last 6 weeks (1.54m in July)
💉 >73% adults fully vaccinated
💉 ~87% adults have received at least 1 dose
💉 Over two thirds of our total population have received at least 1 dose
— Brian MacCraith (@muirtheimhne) August 2, 2021
The HSE has said the uptake of vaccines at this weekend’s mass vaccination centre was “way beyond” their expectations.
18,000 people received a first dose across Saturday and Sunday, with half of those aged 16-17.