313 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Ireland
The number of patients in intensive care with the virus has fallen to 15.
There have been 313 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Ireland.
The figures released from the Department of Health on Friday did not contain information regarding deaths related to Covid-19.
The Department of Health's statement said that the number of daily cases may also change due to future data validation.
53 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 15 are in ICU.
As of midnight, Thursday 17 June, we are reporting 313* confirmed cases of #COVID19.
15 in ICU. 53 in hospital.
*Daily case numbers may change due to future data review, validation and update.
— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) June 18, 2021
At a Department of Health briefing on Thursday, NPHET's Professor Philip Nolan said the epidemiological situation in Ireland in regards to Covid-19 was "very positive", with the country seeing a "significant decline" in all indicators of disease.
On deaths related to the virus, Nolan said there has been "considerable difficulty" reporting fatalities due to the cyber attack against the HSE.
He said: "Sadly we are still reporting deaths due to Covid-19 but very few."
Since the 13 May, Nolan said there have been 38 additional deaths related to Covid-19, with those deaths distributed across late notifications from January, February, March and April, a significant number in May and a small number in June.
Nolan said NPHET didn't have final confirmations regarding fatalities in May and June.
Meanwhile, the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: "We are now experiencing near elimination of Covid-19 in the vaccinated population. For the 50-65’s who are in the process of receiving protection from full vaccination, incidence is dropping.
"Incidence is also reducing in most age groups, showing commendable compliance with public health measures as the vaccination programme is rolled out to more and more people."