The Department of Health has been notified of 1,189 new cases of Covid-19. There are 95 people in hospital who have tested positive for coronavirus, down one since yesterday, of whom 23 are in ICU, a rise of one compared to yesterday.
There were 1,430 positive cases reported in Northern Ireland today and no further deaths. Meanwhile Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said every effort is being made to ensure new regulations for indoor hospitality are published no later than this weekend.
Speaking on RTÉ's News at One, Mr Varadkar said the regulations are not straightforward, but are not "unduly complicated". Also today, HSE Chief Clinical Officer Dr Colm Henry said that even for those who are fully vaccinated, Delta poses a risk. "The harm is