Nearly 1,300 individuals isolating with COVID-19

Child sues government over lengthy isolation


(CNS): With an additional 223 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 reported to the Public Health Department in the first two days of this week, there are now more than 1,276 people locked down as a result of the continuing increase in COVID-19 cases across the community. There are also seven people admitted to hospital. While PHD officials said that last week’s situation report reflected a small decrease in the infection rate, the number of active cases since last Wednesday has increased by almost 300.

In the last six days there have been more than 70 new cases in the Sister Islands alone, and every day across all three islands the number of people isolating, staying home from school and work, has increased, impacting local businesses and public services.

The official report for case numbers for the week 24 -30 April showed an increase in the virus numbers for the sixth week in a row. There were a total of 604 new cases, with a daily average of 86. But test numbers had also…