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227 New Cases Of Covid-19 Reported Today

A further 5 people with COVID-19 have died.

Meanwhile, 227 new cases of the virus have been confirmed, with the national 14-day incidence rate now at 79.5.

The Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan says there were 8 new admissions into ICU today, which is the highest in a 24-hour period since spring.

He's urging the public not to let their guard down, as health officials prepare to start vaccinating in early 2021.

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