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65 students test positive for COVID-19 shows breakdown

Fri, 05 Mar 2021

The Speaker of the House of Keys Juan Watterson has released a breakdown of each sector where coronavirus cases have been confirmed on the Isle of Man.

Mr Watterson posted the breakdown on his social media page on Friday evening.

Occupation Types by current caseload.
  • Student/School Child 65
  • School Staff / Teachers / Childcare 11
  • Finance 6
  • Office workers 34
  • Healthcare/Social Care/Support Workers 5
  • Animal Care 1
  • Hospitality 4
  • Manual/Construction/Maintenance 8
  • Unknown/Unemployed/Retired 26

Earlier, The Manx Government confirmed 59 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is 163.

All cases are the result of community transmission, with no currently identified link to other cases or clusters. 

Today, Chief Minister said legislation could be brought in to stop people going to work if necessary.

Howard Quayle urged the Island's employers to make sure only essential staff are needed in work places.

It follows concerns around the spread of the virus in office environments and enclosed spaces.



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