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MPC has 13th COVID-19 tested positive; no cases among Falklands' population

Saturday, April 25th 2020 - 08:44 UTC
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KEMH has expanded oxygen generation capacity with the support from UK armed forces KEMH has expanded oxygen generation capacity with the support from UK armed forces

The number of COVID-19 tested positive cases at Mount Pleasant Complex in the Falkland Islands has risen by one to thirteen, following on the latest 16 swab test results received by KEMH from the UK.

The positive was for an individual at Mount Pleasant Complex, who is in isolation as part of the on-going MPC arrangements for dealing with cases.

Eleven out of 12 individuals who have earlier tested positive for COVID-19 in the Falkland Islands have now completed self-isolation or treatment while another individual remains in self-isolation. They all belong to British Forces South Atlantic Islands stationed at MPC.

This means that there are no Falklands' residents COVID-19 cases, neither in Stanley or the Camp.

In related news it was announced that King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, KEMH, in Stanley have expanded their oxygen generation capacity. In effect, UK armed forces have an oxygen generation plant to increase the supply of oxygen to KEMH and supplement the existing oxygen concentrator plant.

This was achieved thanks to the work of UK armed forces personnel and Ministry of Defense civilians and contractors, in conjunction with the Hospital’s engineering department, KEMH will now have even more capacity to treat patients with breathing difficulties.

The oxygen generation plant and equipment was delivered by a Royal Air Force C-17 Globemaster, as part of the UK Government’s support to the Overseas Territories during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The C-17 was deployed from 99 Squadron, Royal Air Force based at RAF Brize Norton. A team from 5001 Sqn RAF Wittering will shortly deploy to assist in the installation and maintenance of the oxygen generation plant.

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