2 May 2022

COVID-19 infection rates

The public will have noticed more cases of COVID-19 in the Falkland Islands over the weekend. The Falkland Islands Government would like to reassure the public that there are currently no cases requiring hospitalisation. To keep the public informed the KEMH will be providing weekly infection rates announcements which will be communicated every Wednesday.

The KEMH can confirm that there are currently 51 positive test results for COVID-19 in the Islands.

Please note: these results are a mixture of hospital test results and self-test results. These numbers are accurate at the time of publishing this public service announcement.

The KEMH would like to remind people not to come to the hospital if you are feeling unwell and have any of the following symptoms:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
  • a sore throat
  • diarrhoea, vomiting or muscle aches and pains

Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests are readily available for collection from the KEMH by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 28000 a family member or friend can collect these for you. However, if you are unwell and experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19, then please contact the hospital on 28000

If you have to visit the KEMH for an appointment then please take an LFD test before arrival, if it is negative then you can attend your appointment but wear a mask and follow any instructions given.

The COVID-19 monthly update will be released on Wednesday 4 May but for more information on the Falkland Islands approach to managing COVID-19, please visit: https://www.falklands.gov.fk/covid-19/