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Covid-19 update in Seychelles | 06 January 2021

32 new cases detected

 

By Elsie Pointe

 

The highest number of daily rise of Covid-19 cases, since July 2020, was yesterday recorded by the Ministry of Health with the detection of 32 Covid-19 positive patients.

This brings the number of total confirmed cases up from 322 to 354, a 9.9% increase since the previous update given on Monday January 4.

Data from the Ministry of Health shows there are 129 active cases, 43 visitors and gainful occupational permit (GOP) holders, and 86 Seychellois, although the situation seems to be worsening in regards to community transmissions.

By comparison, Monday had a total of 99 active cases.

Active cases among locals represent a 48% hike from updates on Monday, when the figure stood at 58 cases.

All who have tested positive are in isolation and contact-tracing and testing efforts continue.

Meanwhile, 224 out of the 354 Covid-19 cases recorded in Seychelles have recovered.

The country unfortunately tabled its first Covid-19 death on Sunday evening with the passing away of Vincent Pillay, a 57-year-old man.

Health authorities continue to remind members of the public to respect and practice the different measures in place to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

• Wear a mask in public places and where physical distancing cannot be maintained

• Practise hand hygiene regularly

• Avoid gatherings and crowds

• Avoid physical contact with people outside of your household

• Avoid sharing objects

• Practice physical distancing of more than 1 metre.

 

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