43 new Covid-related deaths have been notified for the past week
1,545 new cases have been recorded.
43 deaths related to Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland have been newly notified since Wednesday of last week, as per the latest figures released by the Department of Health.
In addition, 1,545 new cases of the virus have been confirmed among the general populace.
The National Public Health Emergency Team has also issued a general reminder that these figures may change in line with future data validation.
To date (Wednesday, 8 September 2021), there have been a total of 5,155 deaths associated with Covid-19 notified in the Republic.
Speaking on Wednesday evening, Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan noted that the overall incidence of infection is declining across the country. The five-day moving average, meanwhile, is 1,407.
Holohan also highlighted the stabilisation of ICU and hospital admissions.
"Incidence of Covid-19 in adolescents and young adults is falling significantly and we are seeing early encouraging signs that the rate of infection is plateauing in children of school-going age," said Holohan,
"NPHET will continue to monitor this trend over the coming weeks. Vaccination continues to offer the best protection against the most severe effects of Covid-19 including hospitalisation and death."
Holohan closed his remarks by strongly encouraging anyone who has yet to avail of a vaccine to do so.