There's has been a concerning increase in the transmission of the Delta variant in Ireland, according to the chief medical officer.
Dr Tony Holohan says it's estimated the Delta strain of Covid-19 accounts for up to 20% of cases reported in the last week.
It comes as 284 further cases of Covid-19 have been reported by the Department of Health tonight.
53 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, with 13 of those patients in intensive care.
The ICU figures stand at their lowest level since mid-September.
Today’s data show a concerning increase in transmission of the Delta variant in Ireland.
We estimate that Delta accounts for up to 20% of cases reported in the last week.
We have also seen a number of outbreaks associated with this variant reported in the last week.
— Dr Tony Holohan (@DrTonyHolohan) June 21, 2021
Public Health Mid West Investigating Workplace Outbreaks
Meanwhile Public Health Mid West says it's investigating 33 workplace outbreaks.
It says there are 105 cases involved and about 91 close contacts.
The free walk-in testing centre is open at the old Tourist Office in Arthur's Quay Park, Limerick.
It's open Monday to Wednesday from 11am to 7pm and doesn't require you to book an appointment