Cornwall news Isles of Scilly confirms first Covid cases in months UK news
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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The Isles of Scilly has reported its first coronavirus cases since September. Public health officials for the Council of the Isles of Scilly announced that new positive tests had been recorded within the last seven days, with the count of new cases said to be “less than three”. In a statement published on their website, a spokesperson for the council acknowledged that the news of new coronavirus cases would cause “shock” to residents, but said that their public health team was “doing everything they can to minimise the risk of further infection”, and called on residents to follow official advice. The individuals who tested positive were also self-isolating and being supported by the public health team and local teams with contact tracing being undertaken by NHS Test and Trace in conjunction with the island’s officals. The statement read: “We are sorry to have to inform you that we have been made aware of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases on the Isles of Scilly. “There are fewer than 3 cases at present and they have tested positive within the last 7 days. “To protect individuals' identities, we are not able to provide the exact number of cases or specify further information relating to timing or location at this time. “All confirmed cases are now self-isolating and are being supported by our Public Health and local teams. All possible contacts are being followed up by NHS Test and Trace in consultation with our Public Health team. “At this time we do not need the public to take any specific action unless contacted directly by an officer from the council or by NHS Test and Trace. “However, it remains vital to abide by the current government guidance and take every precaution to help minimise the risk of spread: stay at home wherever possible, keep indoor spaces well-ventilated, wash hands frequently, maintain social distance and wear a face covering. “You must also request a test at the first sign of any COVID-19 symptoms. To access a test, please call our Testing Helpline on 01626 204950.
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