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Three people with coronavirus being treated in hospital

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THREE people with confirmed coronavirus are being treated at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital, but none of them have required intensive care or ventilator support.

(Picture by Sophie Rabey, 27585683)

At around 8.30pm this evening [Saturday], Public Health said that the number of confirmed Bailiwick cases of Covid-19 had risen to 39.

That was an increase of three in 24 hours.

On Friday, two patients at the hospital were said to be 'suspected' cases of coronavirus and were being treated in isolation.

The latest statement has revealed that there are three patients with coronavirus being 'managed' at the hospital, but the positive news is that they have not needed to enter the ICU.

In total there have now been 509 test samples taken in the Bailiwick, 70 people are waiting for the results and 90 people are waiting to be tested.

The majority of the positive cases are due to overseas travel, meaning that people have arrived into Guernsey with the disease.

It has been estimated that there are 1,439 islanders under compulsory self-isolation, which equates to 2.2% of the population.

Helen Bowditch

By Helen Bowditch
News reporter

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