The latest figures have shown that those aged 0-12 years old account for 20% of all recent Covid-19 cases.
Of the 18,524 reported cases, 5,103 of them were in those aged up to 12 years old.
According to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), the 5 to 12-year age group accounted for 21% of all reported cases.
Currently, those who are under the age of 12 years old are not part of any current vaccination programme in Ireland.
The overall incidence of Covid-19 in Ireland is 389 cases for every 100,000 people.
In terms of hospital figures, there are 300 people currently receiving treatment for Covid-19 as of 8am this morning.
In relation to the vaccine rollout, new figures show that 91% of people aged 16 years old and over have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
IMAGE – Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)