There have been no COVID-19 related deaths and 821 new cases reported on Monday.
There have been a total of 3,948 coronavirus-related deaths in Ireland and 210,402 cases.
Of the cases notified on Monday:
- 430 are men/389 are women
- 70% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 31
There are 333 cases in Dublin, 91 in Galway, 53 in Limerick, 41 in Kildare and 38 in Meath.
The remaining 265 cases are are spread across all other counties.
As of 8.00am, 916 coronavirus patients are hospitalised - of which 157 are in ICU.
There have been 40 additional hospitalisations in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile as of Friday February 12th, 265,237 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered here.
This breaks down as 175,238 first doses and 89,999 second doses received.
Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said: "With the commencement of vaccination of people aged over 85 in the community, today marks a significant milestone as we seek to protect the most vulnerable from this pandemic.
"It is an extraordinary testament to science that less than one year since our first case in Ireland, we are now in the process of rolling out three effective vaccines.
"The challenge now is to continue to suppress this disease so that as many people as possible can benefit from these vaccines over the coming months."
While Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said: "The current patterns remind us of the care we need to take to stay safe.
"In our workplaces and our colleges especially, we need to take care to stay safe until we are all protected by a vaccine."
And Dr Lorraine Doherty, national clinical director Health Protection HSE - Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), said: "From today, the over 85 age sub-cohort, which accounts for approximately 72,500 people, will receive their first vaccine over the coming weeks.
"This week, a total of 116 GP practices will participate in the rollout with an estimated 374 GPs taking part.
"2,491 GP’s spread across 1,373 practices will administer vaccines to approximately 490,000 people over 70 years old, in the weeks ahead."