35,000 People Tested In Monaco For Coronavirus, Results Published

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

35,000 People Tested In Monaco For Coronavirus, Results Published

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On May 19, the government launched its Covid-19 serological screening campaign, which was made available for free to the 90,000 people that make up Monaco’s population and workforce.

The drive ended on Saturday with nearly 35,000 people volunteering to be tested. This figure included 2,377 schoolchildren and 259 children under the age of 5, as well as 5,838 people over the age of 65 screened at home.

Of the 35,000 people screened by rapid diagnostic orientation tests, 983—or 2.8%—were positive.

These individuals then had blood work processed in a Monaco lab and if these results were also positive, a nasal swabs was used to see if virus was still active. Only one case of Covid-19 was identified and the person was subject to follow-up protocol.

For any Monaco resident or employee who missed their previously scheduled testing slot, there will be four make-up sessions, again, on a voluntary basis and free of charge. These will take place without appointment on Tuesday June 23 and 30, July 7 and 14 at Espace Léo Ferré from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

As of Monday, June 15, of the 99 people who tested positive for coronavirus in Monaco (not all were residents), 93 have completely recovered. One patient remains at Princess Grace Hospital Center and, for the first time, no one is being supervised under the Home Patient Monitoring Center scheme.

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Nancy Heslin is an established journalist and lifestyle writer. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Monaco magazine (bimonthly in English) , since the magazine's 2nd issue . Launched in November 2018, Forbes Monaco is part of the Forbes family, with its 7 million readers and 71 million monthly website visitors worldwide.