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Coronavirus: 1,120 New Cases Recorded Today

The CMO is encouraging parents to register their children for a vaccine 'as soon as the opportunity arises'. 

There are 1,120 new cases of Covid-19. 

142 patients are in hospital with the virus - the highest in nearly three months - with 27 in intensive care. 

Chief medical officer, Tony Holohan, is encouraging parents to register their children for a vaccine 'as soon as the opportunity arises'. 

It comes after the government today approved 12 to 15 year olds to get a Pfizer or Moderna jab. 

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