As of 8AM, the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 478 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday morning, 20 September 2021.
Of these, there are three positive tests from the community.
Two of these community cases were already isolating as the household of a primary contact in the first recent community outbreak which Public Health became aware of on Wednesday 8th September 2021.
One of them, also related, but originally known only to be a secondary contact, was isolated yesterday. This person is not vaccinated and began working at the Doctors Hospital to assist with the hospital’s COVID-19 testing approximately a month ago. The individual did not have any symptoms and was screened as part of a regular process.
The Doctors Hospital screenings are run separately to the inpatient and outpatient services. Doctors Hospital are working closely with Public Health to assist with contact tracing; it is believed that the risk to the public through this person’s work is low because of the use of personal protective equipment.
“This issue really stresses the importance of assisting Public Health with any enquiries and complying with their requests if you are asked to isolate with your entire household,” stressed Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee.
Vaccination clinics were closed on Monday, 20 September.