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Island's Covid 'R-Number' jumps to 5.15

TT and Bank Holidays likely to have affected spread, says Public Health

The Island's Covid reproduction rate - or 'R number' - has jumped up to 5.15 over the last seven days.

That's according to the latest weekly surveillance report published today by Public Health.

That's an increase in the 'R number' from 4.67 the previous week (16 June).

The seven-day average of confirmed positive test results locally now stands at 228 - up from 81 last week.

Public Health says the recent influx of people on Island over the TT fortnight and the recent Bank Holidays are likely to have affected the patterns of spread.

The latest report states, as of Tuesday (21 June), there were 18 people in hospital who had the virus.

Seventy-eight percent of those were fully vaccinated and had received at least one booster, 11 per cent had received two jabs without a booster and another 11 per cent were unvaccinated.

No further Covid-related deaths have been recorded on the Isle of Man in the last seven days.

The number of people who've died with Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic stands at 108.

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