UK Covid variant a mystery to health authorities

05.06.2021 - 13:56
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UK Covid variant a mystery to health authorities
The infection source of two people in the new chain of Covid infection remains unknown
 

The current Covid situation is due to a new chain of infection consisting of the fast-spreading UK variant.

So far, 69 cases have been linked to this chain, which started on 20 May. Its origin is unknown.

Out of these 69 cases, only 67 have so far been linked together through contact tracing, which means that two people can only be tentatively linked to this chain as their infection source remains unknown.

Forty-seven of these 69 are still Covid positive, while the others have recovered. 

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The virus has not yet spread to all islands. It is prevalent in the capital region, Vágar and Norðurstreymoy. It has also been detected in Eysturoy. No recent Covid cases have yet been registered in Norðoyggjar, Sandoy and Suðuroy.

On Thursday, the Prime Minister called for all social events to be called off for a week to facilitate the health authorities’ efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

Clubbers at risk

Everyone who visited Tórshavn’s Luux nightclub last Saturday night/Sunday morning between 1am and 3am is urged to get tested immediately.

This comes after it emerged that a person who tested Covid positive on Thursday visited Luux during the hours stated above.

”In this particular case it is almost impossible to conduct contact tracing,” says chief medical officer Lars Fodgaard Møller.

“We have good reason to believe that the person in question was infected in Luux, which is why we urge everyone who was there at the time to get tested as soon as possible.”

 

For further information about Covid-19 in the Faroes, visit corona.fo.

Read the Faroese version of this article here.

Translated by prosa.fo

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