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Testing results

This page was last updated on 21 June 2022.

Staying at home when unwell must become part of Bailiwick culture.

Business owners and managers are being asked to support and encourage staff to continue doing the right thing by staying at home if they are unwell, or if they have tested positive for COVID-19, as we move forward to live responsibly with the virus.

Recommended measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in the community:

  • Face coverings recommended in enclosed indoor spaces
  • Businesses encouraged to adopt continuity plans to enable increased home-working where possible
  • Stay at home if you are unwell or have COVID-19
  • Take a lateral flow test if you have symptoms and also before visiting vulnerable people
  • If you are a household contact of a COVID-19 case, consider minimising your contacts as far as possible
  • Ensure indoor spaces are well-ventilated by opening windows
  • Respect people’s personal space and social distance where possible
  • Everyone needs to follow good hand hygiene (wash your hands) and respiratory etiquette (catch it, bin it, kill it)
  • All positive cases should notify Public Health online at https://www.gov.gg/covidnotification.

COVID-19 testing and cases

Bailiwick of Guernsey

Positive results
26,541
Deaths due to COVID-19**
23
Additional deaths involving COVID-19***
24
Number recovered
25,998
Known active cases
481

 

Please note: As of Friday 18th February we no longer publish COVID-19 stats daily and instead publish weekly on a Tuesday.

Tuesday 21 June 2022 - We have 481 (known) active cases of COVID-19 in the Bailiwick. 365 new cases have been identified in the last week and 247 people have recovered. Of the 481 current active cases, 460 are in Guernsey, 19 are in Alderney and less than 5 are in Sark.

Of the 365 new cases, 253 are symptomatic community cases, 24 are through community surveillance, 72 are contacts of a known case and 16 are travel related.

Vaccination status of active cases: of the 481 (known) active cases, 31 are unvaccinated, 8 are partially vaccinated, 82 are fully vaccinated and 360 are fully vaccinated + boosted.

 

There are no in-patients in the Bailiwick with a recent COVID-19 diagnosis.

 

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.

Negative Results – These figures are no longer being reported on as routine PCR testing has been withdrawn

We are currently in an Omicron wave. This is the dominant strain.  As such Public Health will no longer prioritise sequencing while it focuses on managing case numbers effectively.

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 21 June 2022

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

A further 24 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.

COVID-19 contacts

COVID-19 Helpline

Monday to Friday 09:00-16:00

Email inbox monitored Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00

Please send clinical questions to publichealth@gov.gg  all non-clinical questions to covid19enquiries@gov.gg

Education

Monday to Friday 08:30-17:00

Travel Tracker

Monday to Friday 09:00-16:00