A further 5,590 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Ireland today.
Today’s figures bring the five-day moving average of new cases to 4,947 - up from 4,662 yesterday.
Figures released by the HSE earlier today show there are 505 patients with COVID-19 being treated in Irish hospitals.
That’s a drop of over 30 compared to yesterday.
However, there’s been a rise in the number of COVID patients in ICU - up to 117 today, compared to 110 yesterday.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said the trajectory of the disease in Ireland remains uncertain.
He has encouraged anyone eligible for a booster vaccine to get it as soon as possible, rather than waiting until after Christmas.
He said: "The benefits of receiving your bo47oster dose far outweigh any potential risks that may arise in the meantime.
"You will begin to receive the benefit of your booster protecting with seven days of receiving your third dose.
"This means that anybody who received their vaccine this week can be confident in the protection the booster will offer them as we move closer to the Christmas period."