Coronavirus: Another 13 Diagnosed

Another 13 people in Jersey have been diagnosed with coronavirus - bringing the total up to 183.

1,455 results have come back negative, with 70 tests pending. Three people have died after contracting Covid-19.

On-island testing has started to see if people are carrying the virus. It will be used on hospital patients who need to be admitted followed by frontline health workers.

The Chief Minister revealed in a video statement that the number of patients who've recovered from coronavirus will be revealed next week.

"I know Islanders have been asking for these statistics, and I hope they will help Islanders gain a better understanding of the Island-wide picture.
This picture will be further supplemented as we begin island-wide antibody testing, later in the month."

Channel 103 asked the Health Minister why these recovery figures can't be released now.

"It's complex but we are putting together a means of reporting that next week. A lot of this is in the community, people are catching it with mild to moderate symptoms, other people more severely, just what does recovered mean? Many people have underlying health conditions, it might have left them with problems affecting their condition, how do we define recovery?

"We are putting that together, we will have a firm definition of it that we will be able to be sure of our data."

 Coronavirus Advice

If you think you might have the virus, you should self-isolate and call the Health Department's coronavirus helpline:

01534 445566

It's open every day between 8am and 8pm. Calls outside these times, or when the line is engaged, won't be answered straight away - but we're told to leave a message and Health officials will call you back.

Please don't visit your GP or the Emergency Department at the General Hospital if you think you have the virus.

Coronavirus symptoms are similar to that of the flu - a combination of a cough, fever and aching muscles. If you've had any symptoms, even if you haven't travelled abroad, we're being told to self-isolate until they clear up (for a minimum of seven days).

Anyone who has come into contact with a person confirmed to have the coronavirus should stay in self-isolation for at least 14 days.

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