The number of vaccines administered in the State has passed half a million, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said.
“Just been informed by the HSE that we have passed the half a million mark of #CovidVaccine doses administered,” he said on Twitter.
“Good news. The vaccines are having a significant impact on mortality and serious illness.The number of Covid patients in hospitals and ICU is reducing all the time,” he said.
The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care units (ICU) dropped on Saturday below 100 for the first time in almost two months.
Martin urged vigilance among the public as vaccines continue to be distributed.