There have been 360 new cases of coronavirus in Ireland.
The numbers are provisional, due to the ongoing impact of the recent cyberattack on the HSE and Department of Health.
Latest figures show there are 110 patients in Irish hospitals with COVID-19, including 42 in intensive care.
COVID-19 vaccinations are continuing despite the ongoing impact of last week's cyberattack.
— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) May 17, 2021
The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has recommended a reduction in the age limits on the AstraZeneca & Johnson and Johnson vaccines.
It means the two jabs could be used in those aged between 40 and 49.
However, there are expected to be some conditions around the use of the vaccines in that age group.
Cabinet will consider NIAC's recommendation during its meeting tomorrow.