Public health officials have reported 1,997 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
Of the new cases, 324 are receiving hospital treatment while 61 are being treated in ICU, according to the Department of Health.
There has been a slight decrease in today’s figures regarding hospitalisations, with 326 hospitalisations being reported yesterday.
However, ICU numbers have slightly increased from yesterday’s figure of 59.
In response to today’s figures, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan stated, “We continue to see levels of transmission of Covid-19 that are simply too high and would be categorised as a dark red country according to the ECDC.”
Holohan added, “It is important that we continue to follow the public health advice this weekend.”