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Covid levels at highest yet with nearly 3,500 cases

Covid levels at highest yet with nearly 3,500 cases

Tuesday 04 January 2022

Covid levels at highest yet with nearly 3,500 cases

Tuesday 04 January 2022

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.

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.

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Posted by Jon Jon on
How many are unvaccinated people,those in hospital vaccinated or unvaccinated. I know of some who tested positive that have such mild symptoms,not even a runny nose,self isolating,I wonder how many are out and about ,having few symptoms,not knowing they are positive.Not everyone will take a pcr and self isolate for ten days.Live with this!
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