Covid-19 update 1,818 active cases |06 January 2022
The surge of Covid-19 cases that started just over a week ago continues to increase, with 645 cases being reported yesterday, mostly for tests done for January 3 and 4, 2022.
The number of active cases presently stands at 1,818 ‒ 1,720 on Mahé, 51 on Praslin, 43 on La Digue and 4 on the other islands. As for the seven-day rolling average, it is 222.
The cumulative number of people infected stands at 26,255 and 24,303 have recovered. The number of deaths stands at 134.
Community transmission is widespread in all districts. The higher daily number of cases implies more people will be in isolation and quarantine at any one time. This is already impacting all workforces and the Ministry of Health will be presenting details of revised isolation and quarantine strategy at its press conference today, January 6.
- Immunity after infection or vaccination drops gradually with time. In order to boost your immunity third dose vaccination (booster) remains one of the most important tools to prevent severe disease and death.
- Those not vaccinated are called upon to immediately come forward for the vaccine to protect themselves and their loved ones.
- Organisations are being asked to encourage staff to work from home as much as possible.
Press release from the Ministry of Health