There have been 3,735 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed today.
As of 8am today, 566 patients are in hospital with Covid-19, of whom 117 are in intensive care.
4,791 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed yesterday. 536 Covid-19 patients were in hospital with 118 in ICU.
The Department of Health said it is aware of reports of the new Omicron variant of the virus being detected in the UK, Italy, Germany and Belgium.
The new variant has not yet been detected in positive Covid-19 cases in Ireland.
NPHET is monitoring the situation and “currently considering further required measures”.
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