179 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Kilkenny: breakdown of latest figures
Kilkenny now has 179 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
The Department of Health last night confirmed there are now a total of 15,251 cases of Covid-19 in the country, with the vast majority of these in the east.
Some 39 people have died in the past 24 hours after they contracted the virus, bringing the overall national death toll past the 6oo mark for the first time.
Twenty-nine of the latest fatalities were described as having “underlying conditions”. The average age of the latest reported victims is 84.