NPHET has reported 1,180 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
It's a drop of 523 cases on yesterday's figure.
As of midnight, Saturday 4th September, we are reporting 1,180* confirmed cases of #COVID19.
As of 8am today, 362 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 59 are in ICU.
— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) September 5, 2021
Hospital figures are down one from yesterday, with 362 patients in Irish hospitals.
However ICU numbers continue to rise, 59 are in intensive care, up seven.
Meanwhile, the head of the HSE says the country will hit the milestone of 90% of adults fully vaccinated against Covid-19 next week.
Paul Reid says more than 6.9 million doses have now been administered.
The vaccination programme continues successfully. Over 6.9M vaccines administered,over 89% of the adult population now fully vaccinated & over 92% partially. Next week will see 90% of adults fully vaccinated.A great collaboration between the public & the health service @HSELive
— Paul Reid (@paulreiddublin) September 5, 2021
The latest HSE figures also show 61% of 12 to 15-year-olds have so far signed up for a vaccine.