Covid cases rise to 84 but patients leave PEH

GUERNSEY’S active Covid-19 cases have risen to 84, as lockdown continues.

States of Alderney president William Tate has said that there is significant risk of infection in the northern isle’s community, although no known cases of the virus have been confirmed.  (Picture by David Nash, 29184333)
States of Alderney president William Tate has said that there is significant risk of infection in the northern isle’s community, although no known cases of the virus have been confirmed. (Picture by David Nash, 29184333)

This is a rise of 22 cases since Tuesday. There were no recoveries overnight, but the people who were in hospital have all been discharged.

The news comes as contact tracers work to track cases and their contacts and get them tested, after four community seeded cases were discovered on

Friday. No original source of the infection has yet been confirmed, but several other non-linked cases have been found.

A number of the cases have been linked to eight education settings, but it is not yet clear how many of the 22 new cases from the last day can be traced back to schools, colleges or early years providers.

The latest Covid figures follow an announcement from the States of Alderney president William Tate that there is significant risk of infection in the northern isle’s community, although no known cases of the virus have been confirmed.

Schools are still shut to all pupils, but distance learning has got under way, with guidance sent out to all parents yesterday.

Teachers have been working hard, but the National Education Union has said that it has heard from staff that they are struggling with old equipment

and poor broadband.

Education, Sport & Culture member Deputy Bob Murray has submitted written questions to Policy & Resources asking whether a claim that a large order of new laptops placed with the States’ IT provider Agilisys had not been fulfilled three months after it was placed.

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