Health officials have announced a further 284 COVID cases this evening.
As of Sunday, there were 53 coronavirus patients in Irish hospitals – a 20% decrease on this day last week.
Meanwhile, there are 13 patients in intensive care – down 56.5% on the 23recorded last week.
In a tweet, the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan warned that today’s cases included a “concerning increase in transmission of the Delta variant in Ireland.”
“We estimate that Delta accounts for up to 20% of cases reported in the last week,” he said
“We have also seen a number of outbreaks associated with this variant reported in the last week.”
The HSE continues to be impacted by last month’s cyber-attack and daily case numbers, “may change due to future data review, validation and update.”