No additional cases linked to primary school

Two new cases of Covid-19 have been identified in the island, although neither have a link to the known case at St Mary’s Primary School. So far everyone tested in connection with the school case has returned a negative result.

The first case is a day 1 test result of someone self-isolating having travelled to the Isle of Man. They remain in self-isolation and will be offered further tests on day 7 and 13 of their isolation period.

The second case is someone who developed symptoms and contacted the Covid-111 for advice and to arrange a test. They are self-isolating along with other members of their household and will be offered a further test on day 13 of their isolation period. However the source of this case has not yet been established, although contact tracing is continuing.  

This means there is no known link between this case and the existing clusters, including the case at St Mary’s Primary School. A small number of results are still awaited for those identified as potentially being affected by this case. All affected individuals and their households will remain in self-isolation and will be offered a further test on day 13 of their isolation period.

Chief Minister, Howard Quayle said. ‘My thanks once again to all those connected to the St Mary’s Primary School case. We should have all of the results back soon. Our COVID-111 team reached everyone they needed to yesterday and this was made possible by the cooperation of the public who, by and large, are only contacting the service for advice and to report symptoms.’

  • General enquiries should be directed to the COVID Community Support and Information Team on 686262 or Covid19CommunitySupport@gov.im.

  • The number of active cases of COVID-19 on the island now stands at 21.

As of 4pm on 10 Jan 2021 (source gov.im):

  • Total tests: 23529

  • Concluded tests: 23529

  • Confirmed cases: 396

  • New cases: 2

  • Awaiting results: 0

  • Awaiting tests: 238

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