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No new care home virus cases in 10 weeks

No new care home virus cases in 10 weeks

Thursday 11 June 2020

No new care home virus cases in 10 weeks


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. 

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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.

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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Posted by Peter Brookes on
This is still very vague. OK with no care home cases since end March but 17 in one care home? That’s 5% of 313 in one place. HOW MANY CASES HAVE THERE BEEN RELATED TO CARE HOMES FROM THE 313 Positive cases.
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