The Department of Health has confirmed that 315 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Ireland today.
The figures show that as of midnight on Saturday, there were 62 people being treated in hospital for the virus, an increase of four compared to Saturday.
Of these patients, 22 are in ICU, the same as yesterday.
The Department warned that daily case numbers may change due to future data validation.
It comes as the Government is said to be considering tighter travel restrictions for people arriving in Ireland from Britain.
Longer quarantine periods for unvaccinated passengers are being looked at due to the spread of the Delta variant in the UK.
There have been 126 cases of the variant recorded in Ireland so far, but there are no plans to delay the start of indoor dining from July 5th or international travel on July 19th.
Meanwhile, hundreds of community pharmacists are set to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines from tomorrow.
They will start by giving the one-shot Johnson and Johnson inoculation to people over 50 to complete the vaccination of that age cohort.
The Pfizer jab will be used later in the programme
The vaccine portal is expected to open for those aged 30 to 39 in the coming days, with more than 3.1 million doses administered in Ireland so far.
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