Four hospital patients test positive for coronavirus in Jersey

Hospital Credit: ITV Channel News

Four people at Jersey's General Hospital have tested positive for coronavirus.

Two of the cases are believed to be connected, none of the four individuals went into the hospital for covid-19 but for other conditions. However the government says they expect one of the patients to be discharged later today (17 November)

The contact-tracing team have begun informing direct contacts who have visited the ward in question and as a precaution no further visitors will be permitted on to the relevant ward. “The hospital continues to function as normal. Infection control measures have been implemented as a matter of course – managing COVID is not a new scenario for the hospital

Government of Jersey

It comes as cases of coronavirus continue to rise in the island.

A spokesperson for the States has said that to protect the identity of the patients and respect the privacy of relatives and visitors, they will not be commenting further.