1,292 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed this evening.
331 patients are in hospital with the virus, down four from yesterday, with 54 in intensive care, down two.
The @hpscireland has today been notified of 1,292* confirmed cases of #COVID19.
As of 8am today, 331 #COVID19 patients are hospitalised, of which 54 are in ICU.
*Daily case numbers may change due to future data validation.
— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) September 9, 2021
Ireland continues to have the highest 14-day incidence rate of Covid in the EU.
The Republic's 14-day incidence rate is 434 cases per 100,000 people - down from over 500 seven days ago.
But no other country in the bloc has a rate of over 400 - with Greece the second-worst, at 380.
Estonia is the third worst-affected state, with a rate of 367.