New data: Covid cases rise in Jersey

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THE number of known active cases of Covid in Jersey has risen to 378, according to new figures.

In a tweet, the government said: ‘There are currently 6 active cases in the hospital, 8 in care homes and 378 in the island.

‘Since Thursday 15 September, there have been 319 new cases and 270 people have recovered.’

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The seven-day case rate per 100,000 people now stands at 290.35, a rise of 5.4% on the previous week.

There have been a total of 59,874 confirmed cases of Covid in Jersey since the pandemic began.

Following a review of Covid policy, the government recently confirmed that:

  • Guidance to take two LFTs per week has ended.

  • Advice on when to leave isolation after a positive test has been simplified. Two negative LFTs 24 hours apart from day five are no longer being strongly recommended. Instead, Islanders who test positive are asked to stay at home for a minimum of five days and until they have been symptom free for 48 hours.

  • Guidance to take a LFT test before visiting a vulnerable person will remain in place.

  • Staff working in ‘Safe Places’ – vulnerable settings such as care homes and the Hospital – will continue to have enhanced testing regimes, such as twice weekly LFTs.

The government has also confirmed that free PCR tests will remain available at the Airport drive-through for people who have Covid symptoms or have had a positive LFT test, and the self-booking system will remain unchanged.

Free LFT tests will also remain available for all Islanders to order online.

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