5 additional deaths related to COVID-19 have been confirmed this evening, along with and 461 new confirmed cases of the virus.
It brings the death toll to 4,872, while there have been 264,204 confirmed cases of the disease in the republic since the start of the pandemic.
162 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised as of 8am today, of which 46 are in ICU.
9 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
1,317,165 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland as of April 22nd 2021.