No new cases of covid-19 have occurred in care homes over the past 10 weeks, the Chief Minister has revealed.
There are currently only five active cases of the virus in the island.
The Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré, announced in a virtual media briefing that none of those five cases involved a care home - despite a cluster of 17 being identified in a single care home back in March.
“In fact, the last case in an Island care home was recorded on 31 March, some 10 weeks ago,” he added.
One of the cases was found through the Government’s planned workforce screening.
Pictured: There are five people officially confirmed to have covid-19 in Jersey.
Two were discovered after islanders sought healthcare, while the final two were identified by the contact-tracing team due to their physical proximity to other cases.
Senator Le Fondré later committed to providing regular data about the provenance of any new virus cases in the island.
The first of those updates was issued shortly after the conference this afternoon.
Statistics update:— Government of Jersey (@GovJersey) June 11, 2020
9,512 confirmed negative (+305)
313 confirmed positive (+0)
Today's active cases:
5 Total (+0)
1 in hospital
4 in community
0 in care homes
Cases identified from:
2 seeking healthcare
2 contact tracing
1 pro-active screening
0 airport screening
584 pending pic.twitter.com/FU6J9nAGch
It comes just a few days after a report on the second round of community antibody testing revealed that around 4,500 islanders are estimated to have been infected with covid-19.
Published by Statistics Jersey earlier this week, the report suggested that as many as three in five islanders (62%) didn’t exhibit signs of the virus when they contracted it.
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