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Island's Covid-19 level falling

R-number drops to 0.4

The level of Covid-19 infection on the Isle of Man is dropping. 

The Island’s reproduction rate – or R number – has fallen from 0.7 to 0.4 in the last week. 

There’s also been a decrease in the number of cases recorded across all age groups. 

The current seven-day average for reported results is 73 – that’s down from 144. 

The data is included in this week’s Public Health Surveillance Report which is compiled using information from Manx Care, the Civil Registry and the lateral flow device test system. 

Public Health says case ascertainment, and calculation of the reproduction number, is dependent on patterns of testing and reporting so it’s likely there are actually more cases than currently thought.

A snapshot from Noble’s Hospital shows there were 12 people with Covid-19 in hospital on Tuesday (5 July).

Two of those had been admitted for treatment of their Coronavirus infection. 

Eighty-three percent of those in hospital had received a primary course of vaccine and a booster; 8 per cent of the 12 had no vaccine history. 

No further Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded in the last week – the death toll stands at 110. 

Government has also confirmed that, from next week, the Public Health Surveillance Report will be published on a Friday instead of a Thursday.

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