There have been 358 new cases of coronavirus in Ireland.
The Department of Health says that number may change in the future, due to the ongoing impact of the cyberattack against the HSE.
— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) May 18, 2021
All COVID-19 test centres are currently operating as walk-in testing centres, as the referral system for tests remains down.
The latest figures from the HSE also show there are 102 patients in Irish hospitals with COVID-19.
39 of those patients are in intensive care.
COVID-19 vaccination is continuing despite the ongoing impact of the cyberattack, with over 2.1 million doses having now been administered.
Registration for a vaccine is to open to 49-year-olds tomorrow, before opening to other people aged 45 and over in the coming days.
#COVIDVaccine registration will open tomorrow for 45 to 49 year olds, starting with people aged 49. Registration will be available for people aged 48 on Thursday, 47 on Friday, 46 on Saturday and 45 on Sunday. For more information, visit: https://t.co/dNx8PFYzMa#ForUsAll pic.twitter.com/VF8U6cXpja
— HSE Ireland (@HSELive) May 18, 2021