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Increase in covid numbers “expected”

Increase in covid numbers “expected”

Thursday 23 June 2022

Increase in covid numbers “expected”

Thursday 23 June 2022


365 new cases of covid have been identified since last week, and while Guernsey’s Director of Public Health says this is to be expected, she is urging the community to “keep working with us”.

Dr Nicola Brink has provided comment on Guernsey’s rising covid figures, which mirror a rising trend in the UK, Europe and Jersey too.

“We are all continuing to adapt to what living responsibly with COVID-19 means in practice and we will see increases and decreases in infection numbers,” she said.

“It is also probable that we will see another wave of infection. Numbers have increased in the last week – we expected this after the half term break. 

“Free LFTs continue to be available for the community to test if they have symptoms and there is evidence based on the numbers coming forward that members of the public continue to test.”

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Pictured: Dr Brink said the island’s current and previous guidance “reflects the fact that Covid-19 hasn’t gone away”.

There is currently no-one in hospital with covid-19 and Dr Brink said the island’s high vaccination rate puts the island in a good position.

“We continue to need the community to work with us and follow the basic principles and advice we have all become used to, such as good respiratory hygiene, meet outdoors or in well-ventilated rooms, take an LFT if you’re symptomatic and certainly please stay at home if you test positive,” she concluded.

Pictured below: The latest Public Health figures on covid-19.

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