The Falkland Islands Government has offered an update of Covid-19 swabbing results as of Tuesday 26 January, indicating that of 6,685 processed tests, seven are currently positive, completing quarantine, but none of them has required hospital admission.
Falklands has a population of 3,400 and the latest swabbing results as of this Tuesday are as follows:
• Total number of swab tests taken and processed to date: 6,685
• Total number of swabs taken but not yet tested: 0
• Total number of positive test results since 3 April 2020: 41
• Number of current positive test results within the Islands: 7
The current positive cases were identified as a result of swabbing during quarantine and all cases are either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic. To date The Falklands have not had any cases requiring hospital admission and each person will continue to be monitored by medical professionals while they complete their 14 days in isolation.
The next weekly swabbing update will be on Wednesday 3 February, as it will be included in the larger monthly Covid-19 update, and questions and answers session.