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Active Covid cases fall but minister urges residents to be vigilant over holiday weekend

The number of active Covid-19 cases has dropped slightly, according to latest figures released last night.

A total of 334 positive results were returned from 8,589 tests, giving a positivity rate of four per cent. The tests were taken in the seven days up until Monday, June 13.

But there have also been 348 recoveries in the same period, bringing the number of active cases down from 389 to 375.

Ten people are in hospital with the virus, although none are in intensive care.

There have been no deaths in the past seven days and the island’s confirmed death toll for the pandemic remains at 138.

Last night Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, warned residents and visitors to remain vigilant over the holiday weekend.

Ms Wilson said: “There is still a lot of Covid in the community. As we head into the long holiday weekend, I urge everyone to please follow public health guidelines.

“While enjoying the Heroes Weekend festivities, wash your hands frequently, use hand sanitiser, wear a mask if you cannot physically distance, and take antigen tests before and after you socialise to always know your status.

“If you test positive, please stay home.”

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Published June 17, 2022 at 7:56 am (Updated June 17, 2022 at 7:56 am)

Active Covid cases fall but minister urges residents to be vigilant over holiday weekend

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