7,411 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Ireland today.
As of this morning there are 390 Covid patients in Irish hospitals. This is the lowest since October.
There are 98 patients with Covid-19 in ICU.
Initial data from government public health experts in the UK shows the risk of being admitted to hospital after being infected with Omicron, is between 50% and 70% lower than for Delta.
132 people with the variant have been admitted in England, 40% of those were in London.
The smallest group to be admitted was of people who'd received a booster vaccine.
But the UK Health Security Agency says protection from a third dose starts to wane more rapidly against Omicron - within about 10 weeks.