December 2, 2021

COVID-19: 222 cases now confirmed in Kilkenny, warning as more people flout public health rules

There are now 222 cases of coronavirus in Kilkenny, according to latest statistics provided by the Department of Health.

Kilkenny has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the South East so far. In neighbouring Waterford there has been 122  confirmed cases of the virus, a further 137 in Wexford and just 87 in Carlow.

The breakdown of the latest confirmed cases comer as the country’s top doctor warned that the easing of lockdown measures in less than a fortnight’s time has been placed at risk as more and more people flout public health rules designed to limit their movements.

And Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan warned that if today was May 5, there would be no changes in the restrictions.

Dr Holohan revealed evidence showing increased traffic, and more people out and about, which he said could jeopardise plans to relax some of the emergency measures.

“We are seeing a bit of slippage in things like traffic, movement and walking,” Dr Holohan said.

He referred to reports from the Irish National Seismic Network show a rise in vehicle traffic in recent days and separate statistics that indicate people are moving about more since Easter weekend.

So far a total of 794 people across the country have died after contracting Covid-19.

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