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Coronavirus: 198 Positive Cases

198 people have now tested positive for coronavirus in Jersey.

That's an increase of 15 in the last 24 hours.

1,493 samples have come back negative, with 51 results outstanding.

Figures on those who've recovered from Covid-19 are due to be released next week, according to the Chief Minister.

The Coronavirus hotline is open over on the Bank Holiday weekend, between 10am and 4pm, on 445566.

On-island testing started in Jersey on Wednesday, meaning that patients who get tested (hospital patients who get admitted and frontline health workers) now get their results on the same day.

150,000 antibody tests, to see if someone has suffered with the virus and developed immunity to it, are due 'in mid-April'. Everyone in Jersey is due to receive this blood test, which involves a pin-prick of the finger.


 Coronavirus Advice

If you think you might have the virus, you should self-isolate and call the Health Department's coronavirus helpline:

01534 445566

It's open every day between 8am and 8pm. Calls outside these times, or when the line is engaged, won't be answered straight away - but we're told to leave a message and Health officials will call you back.

Please don't visit your GP or the Emergency Department at the General Hospital if you think you have the virus.

Coronavirus symptoms are similar to that of the flu - a combination of a cough, fever and aching muscles. If you've had any symptoms, even if you haven't travelled abroad, we're being told to self-isolate until they clear up (for a minimum of seven days).

Anyone who has come into contact with a person confirmed to have the coronavirus should stay in self-isolation for at least 14 days.

All the latest information can be found on Gov.je.

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