Statistics Office releases data on COVID-19 Case Prevalence Rates in different countries

St Helena remains coronavirus free but the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to impact the Island for some time. 

Recognising that the prevalence of the virus is changing rapidly around the world, the St Helena Government Statistics Office has today released a Bulletin which launches a new set of statistics on the different levels of COVID-19 prevalence – Red, Amber, Green, Gold.

The Statistics team will be updating and publishing these data on a regular basis.

Classification

Using a combination of reported 14-day cumulative case prevalence rates and quarantine requirements of the United Kingdom, countries have been grouped into four classes: Gold (no cases), Green (low), Amber (medium), and Red (high).

  • Gold – No reported cases in last 14 days (COVID-19 free) and exempt from quarantine or self-isolation in UK travel corridor classification
  • Green – Low. 14-day reported cumulative case prevalence higher than zero but less than the medium threshold and exempt from quarantine or self-isolation in UK travel corridor classification
  • Amber – Medium. 14-day reported cumulative case prevalence above the medium threshold but less than the high threshold or countries who are below the medium threshold but are not exempt from UK quarantine
  • Red – High. All countries with 14-day reported cumulative case prevalence above the high threshold
  • Not classified – Countries with zero 14-day reported cumulative case prevalence, but who are not exempt from UK quarantine/self-isolation; countries that have not reported any cases to the World Health Organization but who are not exempt from UK quarantine/self-isolation; and Hong Kong and Macao.

Thresholds are based on the following 14-day reported cumulative case prevalence rates:

  • Low: greater than 0.00%, but less than medium threshold
  • Medium: greater than 0.04% (1 in 2,500, or 40 per 100,000) but less than the high threshold
  • High: greater than 0.10% (1 in 1,000, or 100 per 100,000)

The full Statistical Bulletin can be found on the St Helena Government website here: https://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/st-helena/statistics/statistics-reports-and-publications/

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2 September 2020

St Helena Government Press Office

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