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Four new Covid-19 cases confirmed today

Four new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed on Island today.

Minister for Health and Social Care, David Ashford MHK, says two of these are return travellers and two were 'high risk' contacts.

The first two cases were detected through the day 1/7/13 testing regime for individuals who travelled to the Island - their isolation period continues and has been extended where appropriate and further tests will be offered.

The third case is a close contact of someone who tested positive for the virus and was detected through a day 13 test and their quarantine has also been extended.

Finally, the fourth has been identified as a close contact of someone who tested positive for the virus - health officials say contact tracing is completed and the individual and their household are in isolation.

It brings the total number of active cases of the illness on Manx shores to 53.

Meanwhile, Mr Ashford also stated 25,780 tests have now been undertaken with 12 individuals awaiting results.

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