There has been a further 7 Covid-19 deaths and 418 new cases.
167 of the new cases are in Dublin, 39 in Cork, 32 in Donegal, 29 in Kildare and 22 in Meath.
Almost 3 in 4 are under the age of 45.
137 people are in hospital with the disease, of which 37 are in ICU.
The five day moving average is 445 cases.
Wile the 14 day incidence rate is 134 cases per 100,000 people.
Both are up slightly compared to this day last week.
— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) May 1, 2021
Covid 19 Vaccine Approved For Children In Canada
Meanwhile Canada’s become the first country to approve the Pfizer vaccine for children as young as 12.
Health officials say there's evidence that it is safe and insist it'll help young people return to a normal life.
The vaccine was previously authorised for anyone 16 or older.