Being in Guernsey, our testing regime is different than in the UK and being a closed environment so may find our statistics interesting although they may not directly correlate with the UK infection figures.
Our current testing rate is 26 per 1000, whereas the UK rate is 2.7 per thousand so we have about 10x more tests per capita.
No. of deaths
No. of presumptive deaths
According to the Director of Public Health, our testing is carried out far more widely than in the UK, therefore tests are taken in care homes if anyone is suspected of being infected, even if already receiving end of life care. Out of the 11 deaths, only one would have been recorded as a Covid death if using the same methods as the UK, the other 10 died outside of the hospital. All 11 have been over the age of 80.
We currently have 8 patients in the Covid ward, none in intensive care and none on ventilators.
Those classed as recovered have had two negative tests after being infected.
Most of the positive tests have come from known contacts with a large number having mild or no symptoms.