Falkland Islands Government
COVID-19: Information and Guidance

24 November 2020

Update on Covid-19 swabbing in the Falkland Islands

Following the recent positive swab test results for Covid-19, the Falkland Islands Government has committed to producing a regular, weekly update on overall surveillance swabbing test results.

As of today, Tuesday 24 November, the results are as follows:

  • Total number of swab tests taken and processed to date: 4,245
  • Total number of swabs taken but not yet tested: 87
  • Total number of positive test results since 3 April 2020: 16
  • Number of current positive test results within the Islands: 3

Since the last update there have been no further positive test results.

The three current positive test results have arisen as a result of surveillance swabbing during quarantine. All three individuals have remained in quarantine since their arrival into the Islands and will not be able to leave quarantine until they have fulfilled their 14 days in isolation and have also tested negative for Covid-19 twice.