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Ashford: 'Snapshot' issue not skewing Covid-19 data

Blamed high volume of tests being carried out

The health minister has denied that dropping mandatory testing of close contacts will skew the Covid-19 data on the Isle of Man.

Government has been criticised in recent days because the statistics dashboard doesn't show an accurate depiction of the number of people who have the virus.

It's been blamed on the workload of the 111 team which is logging cases after the daily 'snapshot' is taken.

David Ashford says the issue was also identified in the January outbreak but is urging people to move away from case counting:

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