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Second coronavirus patient admitted to Noble's

Total number of confirmed cases stands at 26

A second Covid-19 patient has been admitted to Noble's hospital, with respiratory problems.

Health Minister David Ashford made the announcement at this afternoon's Isle of Man Government media briefing.

The total number of confirmed cases here now stands at 26, with 24 of those self-isolating at home and recovering in the community with mild symptoms.

A further 89 test results have been received today, taking the total number of test results to 394 on the Island.

There have been 634 tests carried out in total, meaning there are still 240 results outstanding.

Chief Minister Howard Quayle declared that all 'regular' construction work will be ordered to stop from midnight tonight, unless the work being done is essential or in an emergency, such as a boiler breakdown.

The health minister also maintained that stocks of key medical equipment on the Isle of Man are healthy.

David Ashford was questioned by Manx Radio about availability of masks and other essential items, following concerns raised by the public.

Mr Ashford says the supply chains are working well:

You can listen back to the briefing in full here.

Or, you can watch it here:

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