Covid-19 latest: 365 new cases confirmed, Delta variant more than 70% of all cases
51 patients being treated for the virus in hospital, 14 in ICU
365 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed this evening.
The latest figures show 51 patients being treated for the virus in hospital, of which 14 are in ICU.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan has confirmed the Delta variant is now the dominant strain in Ireland.
Dr Holohan said: “In excess of 70% of all cases are now accounted for by the Delta variant.
“While this variant continues to present a threat, those of us who are fully vaccinated can have confidence in their vaccine and should feel comfortable meeting with other fully vaccinated people in all settings.
“Unfortunately, the Delta variant continues to present a risk to those of us who are unvaccinated or waiting for a second dose of vaccine – we need to continue to follow the public health advice, manage you contacts, avoid crowds, wear a mask, wash your hands and most importantly get your COVID-19 vaccine when it is offered to you.”