CEO of the Health Service Executive (HSE) Paul Reid said that the growth of the Delta Covid-19 variant is likely to outmatch Ireland’s vaccine supply in the coming weeks.
Over 2 million people in Ireland are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and 70% of the population has received at least one Covid-19 vaccine.
Paul Reid claimed the HSE was preparing for a rise in cases by focusing on a range of scenarios, including looking at the experience of other countries.
There are currently 59 patients in Irish hospitals with Covid-19, with 17 in ICU.
Donegal has the highest incidence of the virus in the country, with 342 cases per 100,000 people.
Waterford and Sligo also have high incidence rates of the virus, rising in recent weeks.