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Covid Test Process Fault Leading To Longer Result Wait

The government says coronavirus test results could take up to 48 hours to come through this weekend because one of the on-island testing robots has failed.

The average test turnaround time over the last seven days, until yesterday, has been 10 hours.

A further 23 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Jersey today - a significant decrease on recent daily totals.

1393 tests have been processed in the last 24 hours - compared to 1974 on Friday and 2136 on Thursday.

1149 tests are pending.

13 people who had the virus have recovered - bringing the number of active cases up to 450.

16 people now have the virus in Jersey's General Hospital - one more than yesterday.

The Contact Tracing Team has also asked islanders who think they are a direct contact of someone with the virus to wait for up to 48 hours to hear from them instead of 24 because they are 'dealing with a significant increase in demand'.

More than 3,500 direct contacts have been traced and asked to isolate.

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