There have been 402 new cases of coronavirus in Ireland.
One further COVID-19 related death has also been reported today.
The median age of the new cases reported today is 31.5 years old.
The five-day moving average of new cases now stands at 472 - compared to 476 yesterday.
As of this morning, there were 127 patients being treated in Irish hospitals for confirmed cases of COVID-19 - including 41 in ICU.
It comes as officials say over 30% of adults in the country will have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the day.
More positive facts re Vaccine rollout:
>30% of adults will have received dose 1 by tomorrow
>44k vaccinations administered yesterday (biggest day to date)
Next week will be biggest week to date (220-240k vaccines)
Biggest ever vaccination clinic today — 4.5k @TheHelixDublin
— Brian MacCraith (@muirtheimhne) May 1, 2021
Over 44,000 doses were administered on Friday - a daily record.
Officials say the rollout will now ramp up further - with 220,000 to 240,000 doses expected to be administered over the course of the coming week.