66 covid patients are receiving intensive care in hospitals today.
The head of the HSE, Paul Reid, says a "hugely disproportionate" number of people with Covid-19 in ICUs are unvaccinated.
1,456 new cases of the virus have been confirmed today.
66 covid patients are receiving intensive care in hospitals today - down seven in the past 24 hours.
New figures show vaccinated people have accounted for 17 percent of ICU admissions since April.
Damien McCallion from the HSE's vaccination programme, says the evidence is really strong that vaccines provide protection against severe illness and mortality: