A further 1,189 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed this evening by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet).
They said as of 8am today, 95 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised and a further 23 are in ICU.
It comes as the deputy chief medical officer, Ronan Glynn said that there has been a sharp increase in travel-related cases.
Dr Glynn said over the past fortnight there have been 800 cases of Covid-19 related to travel. He added that 75 per cent of these cases are aged less than 35 years old.
In a post on Twitter he added: “Public health colleagues are reporting an increasing number of cases in people who have travelled overseas very shortly after they have completed their vaccine course.”
Although the vast majority of the cases we are reporting have acquired #COVID19 in Ireland, the number of travel-related cases has increased very sharply recently, with over 800 such cases reported in the last fortnight alone.
75% of these cases are aged less than 35 years. pic.twitter.com/5Q2kptjVJx
— Dr Ronan Glynn (@ronan_glynn) July 22, 2021