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Additional cases of Covid detected

Seven active cases in total on island

Three cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the Isle of Man, however government stresses the risk to the Manx public remains low.

The total number of cases on the island currently stands at 7. 
 
The first case relates to an individual who travelled to the Isle of Man with an exemption to take up employment. This was prior to the changes brought in on 23 December, which limits the categories of exemption allowing non-residents to travel to the Island. 

The individual completed their 14 day period of self-isolation however, after this period had ended, they went on to develop symptoms and contacted the COVID-111 service to arrange a test, self-isolating whilst awaiting the result.  The test result came back positive and that individual is now undertaking a further period of self-isolation.
 
Contact tracing identified eight close contacts, all of whom were offered and took up the option of a test for COVID-19. Seven of the eight individuals tested negative, however one close contact did test positive, having had no symptoms of the virus. 

The individual and other seven close contacts are now also undertaking a further period of self-isolation. 

Contact tracing has identified several locations visited by the individuals who tested positive.

If anyone has visited any of the locations during the relevant time period and goes on to develop symptoms, government is encouraging you to self-isolate and to contact the COVID-111 service.

The service is open from 8am to 8pm each day.

The third case is a returning resident who tested positive for the virus under the new day one testing regime.  They have been self-isolating since their arrival on the Island.  Contact tracing has been completed.

The number of active coronavirus cases on the Island stands at seven. 
 
The locations, dates and times are as follows:
 
Wednesday, 23 December 2020
12:30pm to 1.10pm - A Café, Duke Street, Douglas
7:40pm to 8:40pm - Terrace Chippy, Prospect Terrace, Douglas
 
Thursday, 24 December 2020
7:30pm to 8:30pm - Majestic Chinese Restaurant, Central Promenade, Douglas
 
Saturday, 26 December 2020
11pm to 2am - 1886, Regent Street, Douglas