The Department of Health has reported 283 new cases of Covid-19.

The number of people in intensive care units is 23, unchanged on yesterday.

There are 60 people being treated for the virus.

The Department said that daily case numbers may change in future to data review, validation and update.

In Northern Ireland, the Department of Health there said there had been no further coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours.

115 new cases of the disease have been confirmed, with 15 Covid patients in hospital and none in ICU.

The average 7-day incidence rate per 100,000 is 38.4.

The area with highest rate remains Derry & Strabane on 89.6, while the lowest remains Ards & North Down on 18.0.

Meanwhile, the Government is set to introduce new travel restrictions for people arriving in Ireland from Britain who are not vaccinated.

They will have to self-isolate for ten days under a plan approved by Cabinet.

They need to have a negative PCR test on day five and day ten before they can exit the period of quarantine.

Those who are vaccinated will still have to quarantine at a stated address for five days, but can resume normal activity after that period if they get a clear PCR test.

Earlier, Minister Simon Harris has called on public health experts to review the situation whereby fully vaccinated people still have to self-isolate after international travel.

Minister Harris said he does not believe this is logical and he thinks it should be re-examined soon.

The Higher Education Minister said there was now a race between variant and vaccine and the tightening of travel restrictions from Britain agreed by Cabinet today was erring on the side of caution.

He also said there was no current public health advice to suggest there is any obstacle to the further easing of restrictions here in July.

He was speaking following Government approval of a plan to get third-level students back on campus in September.

A decision on the holding of large lectures will be taken by Government in July.