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Weekly COVID-19 Statistics – Wednesday 17 August 2022

17 August 2022

Government, Press Release

Initial community cases recorded

On Monday 08 August, Ascension recorded its first case of COVID-19 within the community. Since then, further cases of COVID-19 have been recorded and authorities are monitoring the spread of virus.

In order to ensure the public have a clear picture of infection rates within the territory, weekly infection statistics are being published during the period of transitioning to ‘living with COVID-19’.

As of Wednesday 17 August, the total number of positive results from tests conducted by, or registered with, a healthcare worker at one of the three testing sites is as follows:

08/08/22 – 17/08/22
USAF Base Clinic 10
RAF Base Clinic 1
Georgetown Hospital 6
Total        17

These figures are based on results of tests conducted at each of these sites. However, the test site may not necessarily reflect the primary accommodation of the person that tested positive.

Between Monday 08 August and Wednesday 17 August the following number of daily positive results from tests conducted by, or registered with, a healthcare worker were recorded:

08/08 09/08 10/08 11/08 12/08 13/08 14/08 15/08 16/08 17/08
Total        1 2 5 4 2 1 0 1 0 1

As of Wednesday 17 August, there have been no admissions to Georgetown Hospital due to COVID-19 illness.

All members of the public are encouraged to monitor their own health for signs of possible infection. If you believe you have symptoms consistent with possible COVID-19 infection you should arrange to take a test at your relevant medical facility and follow the guidance in place. Guidance can be found online at and is available through your employer, local medical clinic and Georgetown Hospital.

If you test positive, you should isolate for five days. After this time you should end your isolation once you feel well, a test is not required to end isolation.

Authorities are monitoring the ongoing spread of the virus and the current guidance will remain in effect until they are satisfied that the daily positive incidence rate indicates that the peak of the spread has been passed.