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COVID-19 Test Results

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We no longer publish COVID-19 statistics but Public Health continue to monitor corona virus like any other respiratory illness. Below is the information from the last report dated 28 March 2023.

COVID-19 test results banner - 28 March 2023

Tuesday 28 March 2023 - We have 130 (known) active cases of COVID-19 in the Bailiwick. 88 new cases have been identified in the last week and 88 people have recovered. Of the 130 current active cases, 128 are in Guernsey and less than five are in Alderney.

Vaccination status of active cases: of the 130 (known) active cases, 6 are not vaccinated, 26 are primary course only, 49 have had one booster and 49 have had two or more boosters.

At the time of publication, there are less than five patients in hospital in the Bailiwick with a recent diagnosis of COVID-19.

Occasionally, the total number of known active cases may not increase or decrease in line with the reported positive cases and recoveries from the daily report. This is due to back-dated LFT cases. These are not included in the daily report but are back-dated in the total number of positive cases.

We have recently changed the way we report COVID-19 deaths. Please see the definitions below.

* Awaiting results indicates people who have had a swab taken and are awaiting a result and does not include inbound travel swabs.

** Deaths due to COVID-19 are deaths with a confirmed underlying cause of COVID-19 following completion of clinical coding by the Office for National Statistics.

*** Additional deaths involving COVID-19 are deaths not yet coded where COVID-19 is mentioned as a cause anywhere on the death certificate. In most but not all instances these will be deaths among active COVID-19 cases and in most but not all cases these deaths will be found to have an underlying cause of COVID-19 when clinical coding has taken place.

The total number of positive cases may not always equal the total number of recovered cases plus the total number of deaths. This is because we are reporting all deaths considered to be from COVID-19, not just the deaths which were confirmed through testing to have COVID-19 (i.e. COVID-19 may feature on a death certificate, but a PCR test may not have taken place before the death occurred).

 

New Positive COVID-19 cases - 7 Day Average

This graph shows the 7-day rolling average of new positive cases based on the date the cases are confirmed. The 7-day rolling average helps to reflect more accurately the trends we see over a longer time period.

New positive COVID-19 cases 7-day average - 28 March 2023

Samples Tested

The samples tested number relates to all the sampling and testing activity associated with finding out if a person is positive or negative during 'one testing episode'

For example - a person who is symptomatic, is swabbed and the test outcome is positive.  One is added to 'samples tested' and one to 'positive results'.

 

Active Cases

Active cases are the total number of cases minus those who have recovered or are deceased. 

It should also be noted that the number of active cases does not necessarily reflect the number of people self-isolating.

Read more: I am a positive case | States of Guernsey - COVID-19 (gov.gg

 

Deaths

There have been 41 deaths with a confirmed underlying cause of COVID-19 following completion of clinical coding by the Office for National Statistics.

A further 26 deaths have been recorded which involve COVID-19 but have not yet undergone clinical coding. For example, these are deaths where COVID-19 is mentioned as a cause anywhere on the death certificate. In most but not all instances these will be deaths among active COVID-19 cases and in most but not all cases these deaths will be found to have an underlying cause of COVID-19 when clinical coding has taken place.

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