The Department of Health has been notified of 365 more Covid-19 cases.

There are 51 people with the virus in hospital. Fourteen of those are in ICU, which is unchanged since yesterday.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said more than 70% of all cases are now accounted for by the Delta variant.

In a statement, he said: "While this variant continues to present a threat, those of us who are fully vaccinated can have confidence in their vaccine and should feel comfortable meeting with other fully vaccinated people in all settings."

But he added that the Delta variant "continues to present a risk to those of us who are unvaccinated or waiting for a second dose of vaccine".

He urged these people to "continue to follow the public health advice, manage your contacts, avoid crowds, wear a mask, wash your hands and most importantly get your Covid-19 vaccine when it is offered to you".

Today, more than 750 pharmacies around the country begun administering the single-dose Janssen vaccine to people in the 18-34 age cohort who opted to receive it.

The chair of the High-Level Task Force on Covid-19 Vaccination, Professor Brian MacCraith, has said the vaccine programme is making ''quite significant advances''.

Last week saw 343,000 vaccines being administered, according to the Health Service Executive.

Meanwhile, a meeting between the hospitality sector and senior government officials took place this afternoon to discuss the reopening of indoor dining.

In England, Boris Johnson set out plans for the final step in easing Covid-19 lockdown there, including the removal of laws governing social distancing and face coverings, and an end to official advice to work from home.