Second coronavirus case confirmed

A second positive case of Covid-19 has been confirmed in the Bailiwick.

Director of Public Health Dr Nicola Brink. (27587140)
Director of Public Health Dr Nicola Brink. (27587140)

The patient returned from France and became symptomatic - a cough, fever or shortness of breath - on their return.

Dr Brink said: ‘The patient has a clear travel history and went into self-isolation immediately on their return. This underlines our consistent messaging to the community regarding self-isolation, seeking advice if you become unwell having returned from travel and practicing social distancing.’

The patient concerned sought help promptly and is doing well and being supported by the relevant health care professionals.

In over 80% of cases infection with the virus causing COVID-19 is mild.

There are 10 confirmed cases in Jersey.

In total there have been 273 tests in Guernsey with 156 negative results.

For further information please go to the website For clinical concerns please call the coronavirus helpline 756938 or 756969

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