Coronavirus

Kilkenny cases of coronavirus are growing, Department of Health confirms

Sian Moloughney

Reporter:

Sian Moloughney

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sian.moloughney@kilkennypeople.ie

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Coronavirus

Department of Health latest figures show that 33 people in Kilkenny have been diagnosed with coronavirus.

While the national figure of total cases is 2,615, the latest breakdown on a county-by-county basis is based on figures from last Friday.

Surrounding counties have the following confirmed cases of coronavirus:

Carlow - 5 or less

Tipperary - 53

Waterford - 31

Wexford - 12

Laois - 14

Transmission

51% of cases are now caused by community transmission.

25% of people have been infected by close contact and 24% contracted the virus abroad.