On June 13th, the COVID-19 screening campaign set up by the Prince’s Government drew to a close. A potentially good omen, as of the 35,000 people tested, only one confirmed case of COVID-19 was found.
Almost a month after the Prince’s Government launched the COVID-19 antibody test campaign, which ended on 13th June, the results have been released. Of the 34,800 tests carried out at the Grimaldi Forum, Espace Léo Ferré and the Princess Grace Hospital Centre, only 2.8% revealed potential exposure to the virus, revealing some good news for residents of the Principality.
One proven case
After additional tests were carried out and false positives were removed from the results, the number of people in contact with the virus fell to 0.67%. These figures come with a grain of salt, however, as exposure to the virus does not always guarantee immunity. Only one ongoing case of coronavirus has been identified, with the person currently undergoing to the governments follow-up protocol.
Approximately 41% of the population (both residents and employees) received an antibody test. Didier Gamerdinger, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, declared on June 15th that he wanted to “continue to test the population who want it.” Residents and employees who missed out on receiving a test will be able to benefit from free make up sessions over the course of the coming weeks. They will be organised on Tuesdays June 23rd and 30th, as well as July 7th and 14th at the Espace Léo Ferré from 8.30 am to 6 pm.