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COVID-19 - Epidemiological Week 30

COVID - 19 08 Aug, 2022 Follow News

COVID-19 - Epidemiological Week 30

COVID-19 case numbers

Total COVID-19 cases since March 2020 Ьу specimen date

Number of COVID-19 cases in the last 30 days Ьу specimen date. Orange bars indicate PCR results аге pending thus figures may change.

Number of PCR tests conducted, new PCR positive results and test positivity rate for the last 30 days Ьу test date. Data refers to the percentage of patients who tested positive via PCR in the prior 3

Case age and sex distribution for the reporting Epi Week

COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital

COVID-19 inpatients

COVID-19 vaccine uptake and coverage reporting previous Epi Week

Hospitalisation and Death statistics March 2020- Present.

COVID-19 paediatric vaccine doses administered and booster coverage reporting previous Epi Week

Weekly hospitalisations and deaths (since 8 September 2021*). *First COVID-19 patient was in March 2020, but hospitalisation figures begin September 2021 for graphical reasons.

Weekly COVID-19 hospital admissions stratified by those aged above and below 10

Vaccine uptake by dose

Booster {3rd dose) Vaccine Coverage per Age Group

The Public Health department published its weekly Public Health Spotlight on Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases Thursday 4 August 2022.

International situation

Globally, the reported number of cases decreased during the last week by 9% compared to the week prior. This may indicate a plateau of the recent rise in cases, however this may also be attributable to the fact many countries have changed the testing strategy recently.

Local trends

Similar to recent weeks, the local data shows a continuing decline in cases detected and in the number of tests conducted. The number of cases detected fell from 323 to 310 cases, with the case rate declining by 4% to 447 cases per 100,000 population from 466 cases per 100,000 population. The number of PCR tested conducted decreased by 16% from 724 to 610 tests, and the test positivity increased by 11% to be 50% for the past Epi Week.

Hospital admissions

Eight new hospital admissions were registered during Epi Week 30, one less than the previous week. Of the eight new admissions, 3 were admitted due to COVID-19 morbidity and 5 were detected on screening. A total of 11 patients required inpatient treatment, a decreased from 15 patients in the previous week.

Vaccination

During Epi Week 29, there were 86 adults who received a COVID-19 vaccine (29 first dose and 57 second dose) and 41 children (22 first dose and 19 second dose). This data presents vaccine uptake with a week’s lag to provide the complete data and allow for reporting lags in the system.

Key message

Whilst the number of detected cases has decreased, a reduction in transmission is not necessarily reflected by other data indicators. Preventative measures including good hand hygiene, home isolation for those positive, wearing of masks in public and uptake of the vaccine continue to be advised to reduce the risk of infection.


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