Health officials have announced a further 1,185 COVID this evening.
This morning, there were 292 coronavirus patients in Irish hospitals – a 13% decrease on this day last week.
There were 65 in intensive care – up nine on last week and five on yesterday.
A total of 24 new COVID-related deaths have been announced in the past week, taking the death toll in Ireland to 5,179
In a statement, the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said the vast majority of those who have died or become seriously ill with the virus since April were unvaccinated.
“COVID-19 vaccines are providing very effective protection from severe illness and have fundamentally changed the risk profile of this disease,” he said.
“Since April 1st, approximately four out of every five people admitted to ICU and approximately three out of every four deaths with COVID-19 were not fully vaccinated.
“It remains vital that those who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine do so at the earliest opportunity.
“If you are fully protected through vaccination, then you can have confidence that your vaccination and your continued adherence to the public health advice appropriate to each environment, is the best way you can protect yourself from COVID-19.”
The five-day moving average is now 1,212.