2020 coronavirus pandemic in the Isle of Man

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached the British crown dependency of the Isle of Man on 19 March 2020.[2]

2019-2020 Coronavirus Pandemic in the Isle of Man
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationIsle of Man
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Arrival date19 March 2020
(18 days)
Confirmed cases139 (as of 6 April 2020)[1]
Recovered55[1][a]
Deaths
1 (as of 6 April 2020)[1]
Official website
Isle of Man Government COVID-19

The government announced the closure of the island's borders and ports to new arrivals from 27 March 2020 (with the exception of freight and key workers).[1][3]

As of 6 April 2020, there have been 139 cases and 1 death.[1]

TimelineEdit

COVID-19 cases in Isle of Man  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
Date
# of cases
2020-03-19
1(n.a.)
2020-03-20
2(+100%)
2020-03-21
2(=)
2020-03-22
5(+150%)
2020-03-23
13(+160%)
2020-03-24
23(+77%)
2020-03-25
23(=)
2020-03-26
26(+13%)
2020-03-27
29(+12%)
2020-03-28
32(+10%)
2020-03-29
42(+31%)
2020-03-30
49(+17%)
2020-03-31
60(+22%)
2020-04-01
68(+13%)
2020-04-02
95(+40%)
2020-04-03
114(+20%)
2020-04-04
126(+11%)
2020-04-05
127(+0.79%)
2020-04-06
139(+9%)
Based on confirmed cases reported by 23:59 local time each day

January 2020Edit

The Manx government said that the "risk to the public is low"[4] and that the island is "ready to respond to the Wuhan novel coronavirus (WN-CoV) should a potential case of the disease arrive here."

March 2020Edit

In March, the Manx government again said that the risk to the public is "moderate to low".[5] Despite the government downplaying the risk, hand sanitisers were sold out in retail stores.

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to the Isle of Man when its first case on the island was confirmed on 19 March. The patient had returned from a trip to Spain on Sunday morning via a flight through Liverpool.[2] On 26 March, two COVID-19 patients were hospitalized at Noble’s Hospital.[6]

April 2020Edit

On 1 April, Chief Minister Howard Quayle announced the first COVID-19-related death on the Isle of Man.[7]

ResponseEdit

Measures introduced in the Isle of Man to protect against the virus include mandatory 14-day self-isolation for anyone travelling to the island and increased testing for the virus.[8] The government announced that Manx borders would close to non-residents at 9am on 23 March 2020.[9] The Manx government confirmed via Twitter that all schools on the island would be closed by the end of 23 March 2020.[10]

On 27 March 2020, the government closed its borders and ports except for key workers and banned public gatherings of more than 2 people unless from the same household.[1]

StatisticsEdit

New casesEdit

 

Total confirmed cases and deathsEdit

 

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The Isle of Man Government defines "presumed recovered" as "an individual testing positive for coronavirus who completes the 14 day self-isolation period from the onset of symptoms who is at home on day 15, or an individual who is discharged from hospital following more severe symptoms."

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Coronavirus (COVID-19)". Isle of Man Government. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b "BREAKING: First case of Coronavirus confirmed on Isle of Man". Energy FM. 19 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Coronavirus: Isle of Man to close borders in bid 'to preserve life'". BBC. 25 March 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Isle of Man Government - Island is prepared to deal with coronavirus". www.gov.im. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  5. ^ Ashford, David (3 March 2020). "Coronavirus: Isle of Man update part one". YouTube. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Coronavirus: Isle of Man sees first patients hospitalised". BBC. 26 March 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Coronavirus: First death on Isle of Man confirmed". BBC. 1 April 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Man in custody for breaching self-isolation laws". Manx Radio. 20 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Island borders to close for non-residents". 3FM. 22 March 2020.
  10. ^ Isle of Man Government [@IOMGovernment] (22 March 2020). "Schools in the #IsleofMan will close to most children from the end of the school day tomorrow, 23 March 2020 until further notice. Dhoon School and Ballasalla School which will close from tonight because of staffing pressures. #coronavirus" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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