Vaccination status of the positive Covid-19 cases 9 (FOI)
Vaccination status of the positive Covid-19 cases 9 (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 12 July 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please provide an analysis of PCR confirmed positive Covid-19 cases for the months of May and June 2021 by vaccination status.
Please provide an analysis of PCR confirmed positive Covid-19 cases arriving by air for the year to date by private or commercial aircraft.
Historic information relating to active cases is not held in a format for the purpose of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011. Records are held for the purpose of contact tracing and relate to the date of the swab and not the published date of positive cases. As this data is constantly being updated on a daily basis, it is not possible to pin point the exact number of cases referred to in your request without manipulating the data.
Aside from taking more than the prescribed 12.5 hours to do that work, the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 does not require a Scheduled Public Authority to manipulate data in order to provide a response. Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has therefore been applied.
Work is currently ongoing to provide a monthly report which will be published on www.gov.je following reconciliation of the data at month end. Article 36 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
175 cases have arrived by air from 1 January to 2 July 2021. Information is not held on whether these were by private or commercial flights.
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