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Covid-19 death toll rises to 122, small increase in active cases

The second death reported from Covid-19 this week was announced last night by health officials.

The news brought the total number of deaths as a result of the coronavirus pandemic to 122.

The number of active cases of the coronavirus has also climbed slightly for the first time in weeks, up to 211.

There are nine people in hospital, but none are in intensive care.

The figures were released three days after the island recorded one death and 206 active cases of the virus on Monday.

Cases during the latest outbreak peaked on January 11 at 1,953.

There were 70 positive cases found in the 3,465 test results that came back to officials from Sunday to Tuesday.

There were 16 cases from overseas, 35 were classed as on-island transmissions and 19 are under investigation.

There have been 64 recoveries since Monday.

Almost 72 per cent of the population have had both doses of the vaccine and 70.4 per cent of people eligible for a booster have been given the third shot.

Kim Wilson, the health minister, said there were “still quite a few people” eligible for the booster who had not received it.

She appealed to people to get the booster “as soon as possible”.

Ms Wilson told the public: “The booster improves your chances of not catching the virus or, if you contract the virus, your symptoms will most likely be mild.

“There is just over a month left before our free mass vaccination programme ends.”

She added: “The Omicron variant is still in our community.

“Although our active coronavirus cases are decreasing, people are still catching the Omicron variant, and unfortunately, some are dying.

“Please continue to do all that you can to protect yourself and protect others.”

Ms Wilson reminded the public to wear masks in situations where physical distancing was not possible, and to avoid closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings.

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Published February 18, 2022 at 9:10 am (Updated February 18, 2022 at 9:10 am)

Covid-19 death toll rises to 122, small increase in active cases

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