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Over a quarter of new coronavirus cases 'caught in the community'


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Testing: Despite tests being carried out on the public, many who have a positive result do not know where they caught it. Photo: Garrett White/Collins

Testing: Despite tests being carried out on the public, many who have a positive result do not know where they caught it. Photo: Garrett White/Collins

Collins Dublin, Garrett White

Testing: Despite tests being carried out on the public, many who have a positive result do not know where they caught it. Photo: Garrett White/Collins

People are still picking up the Covid-19 virus and have no idea where they were infected - signalling it is still spreading in the community.

In the two weeks up to July 1, well over a quarter - some 30 of the 109 newly diagnosed people with the virus - could not account for where they contracted it.