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Covid-19: 52 new cases, total infections go up to 155

More than 50 new coronavirus cases were logged in the last three days, health officials announced last night.

The news came as Kim Wilson, the health minister, warned that more people were ignoring Covid-19 regulations and going to work when they had symptoms of the disease.

The 52 new cases brought the number of active coronavirus infections up to 155.

There are 119 – 77 per cent – cases of the more virulent Delta variant, 17 cases cannot be determined and 19 cases were not available.

There are five people in hospital, the same as on Tuesday, with one in intensive care.

A total of 150 infected people are being monitored by health officials.

Two of the hospitalised people are aged 39 or younger and one is aged under 59.

The new cases were among 8,703 test results that came back to officials today.

Ms Wilson reminded the public that the island had seen a jump in coronavirus cases and that no one should go to work if they had cold, flu or Covid-19 symptoms.

She said: “Do not go to work, school or any public spaces if you feel unwell, even a little unwell.

“Symptoms, which can easily be associated with allergies or a mild cold, are possible coronavirus symptoms.

“This includes sore throat, stuffiness, tiredness, headaches, and coughing and sneezing.”

Ms Wilson told the public: “If you or anyone in your household has any of these symptoms, stay home, isolate, arrange to get tested and contact your doctor.

“You should not risk infecting your co-workers or other people you might interact with.

“While the majority of Covid-19 cases are mild, just because you can physically go to work does not mean you should.”

The ministry said 30 of the active cases had been fully vaccinated and five were unvaccinated.

There were 38 recoveries since the last update. – the total number of those who have died remains at 33.

Twenty of the new cases were on-island transmissions with a known contact.

Ten of the cases were people with a history of travel in the last two weeks and 22 cases are under investigation.

One was a resident who arrived on the JetBlue flight from New York on August 25 and tested positive on arrival.

Two were residents who arrived on the Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta on August 21 and tested positive on Day 4.

A resident who arrived on the Jet Blue flight from New York on August 21 tested positive Day 4.

A visitor on a non-commercial aircraft from an unspecified destination on August 20 tested positive on Day 4.

One resident arrived from New York on JetBlue on August 19 and tested positive on Day 4.

Another resident who arrived from London on British Airways on August 19 tested positive Day 4.

A resident on the American Airlines flight from Charlotte tested positive on Day 4.

Two visitors who arrived from New York on Delta Air Lines on August 9 tested positive on Day 10.

The seven-day average of the real time reproduction is more than 1 and the island’s country status remained at “sporadic cases”.

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Published August 28, 2021 at 2:23 pm (Updated August 28, 2021 at 2:23 pm)

Covid-19: 52 new cases, total infections go up to 155

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