The number of people recorded as having covid in Jersey has hit its highest since the beginning of the pandemic.
Previously, the island topped out at 3,170 at the end of July 2021.
However, today’s figures, which include cases picked up over the bank holiday weekend, stand at 3,492.
With 1,627 new cases and 751 recoveries, the number is a rise of 876 on Friday 31 December, when the number of people who had received a positive PCR result for the virus was 2,616.
The number of people in hospital recorded as having covid is also at its highest in months: 23.
The last time the number of people in hospital with the virus exceeded this number was 3 January 2021, when there were 24.
Three care home residents are also currently recorded as having covid.
Statistics update:— Government of Jersey (@GovJersey) January 4, 2022
There are currently 23 active cases in hospital.
The number of active cases on the Island is 3492.
There have been 1627 new cases and 751 recoveries since Friday 31 December.
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The latest statistics come as new restrictions come into force today.
Masks are now compulsory in public spaces, including shops and theatres, as well as school buildings and classrooms.
Several school year groups were closed to students today due to covid-related staff absences, while cold lunches had to be served in some schools due to unwell and isolating catering staff.
According to the latest statistics up to 29 December 2021, more than 50,000 islanders have had a booster dose of the covid vaccine.
We've published the latest statistics regarding the number of COVID-19 vaccines delivered as at Wednesday 29 December 2021.— Government of Jersey (@GovJersey) January 4, 2022
Statistics are published twice a week. Figures will be updated online, every Monday for the previous Wednesday, and every Thursday for the previous Sunday. pic.twitter.com/lheeunZlVf
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