In a weekly update, the Government provided figures that show that coronavirus is retreating quickly as a public health threat.

Only 56 residents with mild symptoms are recovering at home.

The all-important incidence rate, the measurement of infections per 100,000 population, fell over seven days to 298.9 on Sunday, July 31, compared to 460 one week earlier. A total of 117 new infections were reported during the week.

However, 19 people with coronavirus symptoms are being treated at Princess Grace Hospital, including eight residents. Two non-residents are in intensive care.