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WATCH: Covid-19 cases up to 34, at least three picked up infection on island

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THERE ARE now 34 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Bailiwick and at least three of those individuals have picked up the infection in Guernsey.

In the last 24 hours, a total of 11 new cases of Covid-19 have been identified.

Two of the new cases were found because of successful contact tracing.

Only one of the 34 people has no links to other known cases.

The positive results are because of infections acquired in Guernsey, Jersey, the UK, France, Tenerife, Spain, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Contact tracing is ongoing to find people with whom the known cases have come into contact with, so that they can be screened.

There are now 34 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Guernsey. (27726107)

The Public Health team is working day and night to work out if the virus has been unwittingly transmitted to other islanders.

The director of Public Health, Dr Nicola Brink, made the announcement just before 5pm today.

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'Over the last 24 hours we have identified 11 new cases in total.

'At least two of these were identified through our contact tracing procedures.

'There are now at least three people who have acquired their infection in Guernsey.

'Of those, one has no links to other known cases.

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'The next seven days will be critical as we determine if the cases introduced to Guernsey have resulted in secondary cases that have affected the more vulnerable in our community.'

In total 447 tests have been taken in the Bailiwick, with 61 still awaiting results, and 352 negative results.

Helen Bowditch

By Helen Bowditch
News reporter

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