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Two covid patients start showing symptoms

Two covid patients start showing symptoms

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Two covid patients start showing symptoms


Two people who recently tested positive for covid-19 in Jersey have now started displaying symptoms.

The pair had both been asymptomatic when they received their positive test result, and were already in self-isolation when they developed symptoms.

A process of tracing their close contacts is now underway.

It comes after the number of cases of the virus officially confirmed in Jersey hit nine yesterday.

Four of the infected individuals were detected during screening of the public sector workforce, four were new arrivals into the island and one received a test as they were admitted into a hospital/care home environment.

However, since then, one of the passengers who arrived on the island is now clear of covid-19, meaning that the official number now stands at eight.

Government officials would not confirm to Express whether the symptomatic pair were among the new arrivals or public sector workforce.

A spokesperson commented: "In each case, the individuals have been in isolation since they tested positive and have developed symptoms while in isolation, and a full process of contact tracing has taken place."

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Posted by Jon Jon on
Ok but come on government tell us if they came into the island,be truthful and honest please,by keeping quiet about it they both probably did.
Posted by Tony Day on
Could be that they did come to the Island, they could also just be Jersey residents, what matters is that the Island has an excellent test protocol, I guess Jon Jon would complain if U.K. or France imposed the same rules.
Posted by Keith Marsh on
"Open Government" I thought that is what we were promised with this virus ~ It seems as though, it is only open when they want us to know the result. When they don't { perhaps because they opened the Island too soon and let visitors in } this Government of Jersey ..... reverts to the old "keep it secret" States of Jersey.
Posted by Jon Jon on
I certainly wouldn’t complain ,no intention of going away on a break anytime soon,so as far as I’m concerned uk and France can shut down!
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