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Govt announces scaled back Covid-19 statistics

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The Gibraltar Government yesterday changed the way it reports Covid-19 statistics, with a scaled back approach.
Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, and Director of Public Health Dr Helen Carter, said this is in line with the Covid-19 Exit Strategy.

Statistics will be reported in their new format on a weekly basis, every Thursday, including today.

The Government will continue to report statistics regarding: total confirmed cases, new confirmed cases, total deaths, new deaths, hospitalisations, and vaccines administered.

“It will not, however, provide detailed breakdowns regarding numbers of tests, close contacts or genomic sequencing,” the Government said.

It added that a sample of confirmatory PCR tests will continue to be sequenced as part of the Director of Public Health’s routine monitoring.

“As Gibraltar scales down on its Covid-19 related services, there is no longer an operational requirement to continue to provide daily detailed breakdowns of Covid-19 statistics,” the Minister for Civil Contingencies, Samantha Sacramento, said.

“The Government will, therefore, provide a weekly update of the most pertinent information, including of new positive cases, hospitalisations and the vaccine programme.”

“I’d like to thank the many individuals whose work has allowed the Government to provide detailed and accurate daily statistics throughout the pandemic, and for their continued work as Gibraltar moves through this new, scaled back phase of the response.”

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