The Department of Health has reported 1,818 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
It added that there are currently 244 patients in hospital with Covid-19, along with 52 patients in ICU.
With deaths now being announced on a weekly basis, an additional 15 deaths were reported yesterday.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan stated that the nation has experienced a rapid increase in cases, with 12,348 cases being reported in the last seven days.
He added, “While the vaccine programme continues, we need to allow time for the levels of immunity in the community to increase. The Delta variant spreads through close contact with others. Where possible, please continue to work from home and remember that small group meet ups in outdoor or well-ventilated indoor spaces are safer for everyone.”