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Covid-19 latest: 465 new cases confirmed, as a quarter of Irish adults now fully vaccinated

30 Covid patients are in intensive care - the lowest figure this year.

There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic.

The local figures for Carlow or Kilkenny are still not available due to the cyber attack.

84 patients are in hospital with the virus – the lowest number in over eight months.

30 Covid patients are in intensive care – which is the lowest figure this year.

A quarter of the adult population has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says almost 900,000 people have received two jabs.

Over two million first doses have been administered, making up 53% of Irish adults.

A total of 2.9 million vaccines have now been given out.

Meanwhile, the HSE is assessing whether it’s possible to further reduce the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has now recommended the second dose of AstraZeneca being administered 8 to 12 weeks after the first dose.

HSE CEO Paul Reid says modeling work is under way to assess the viability of this.