Thursday 21 January 2021
Select a region

WATCH: Confirmed covid-19 patients hit 32

WATCH: Confirmed covid-19 patients hit 32

Thursday 26 March 2020

WATCH: Confirmed covid-19 patients hit 32

The number of patients in Jersey officially confirmed to have covid-19 has hit 32, after a five-day delay in obtaining test results.

The Chief Minister confirmed the results in an unscheduled statement this afternoon, shortly before new measures to support local businesses were due to be announced.

A total of 671 islanders have been tested in total, with 472 receiving negative results. 167 results are pending.

Video: The Chief Minister's statement.

The news came just hours after the first local death linked with the virus was confirmed this morning, and the Health Minister announcing that all islanders over the age of 65 and those with underlying conditions will have to enter self-isolation from midnight tonight.

Officials said the rise was not unexpected and corresponds with projections for Jersey by Dr Ivan Muscat.

Testing is currently carried out in London - one of the worst-hit areas in the UK - as Jersey does not have the ability to carry this out on-island. 

The Chief Minister explained that high demand in the UK had led to delays in processing Jersey’s results, but reiterated that the island was aiming to set up its own testing facility in the coming weeks. 

Follow Express for updates…

Sign up to newsletter



Comments on this story express the views of the commentator only, not Bailiwick Publishing. We are unable to guarantee the accuracy of any of those comments.

Once your comment has been submitted, it won’t appear immediately. There is no need to submit it more than once. Comments are published at the discretion of Bailiwick Publishing, and will include your username.

Posted by andrei bejan on
Yes tell that to the ppl how are self isolating in the hotel... how are mingling with workers how live in the my colleague find out yesterday that ppl in the hotel bar should be in there rooms but in state are at the bar with the rest of the ppl.
Posted by T Hanson on
Such delays are to be expected, but surely until testing improves and is brought to the Island, we have to take robust measures now? These figures are in effect way out of date. Health workers in Jersey are not yet fully kitted out with masks etc to protect themselves and also others that they treat.
To place a comment please login

You have landed on the Bailiwick Express website, however it appears you are based in . Would you like to stay on the site, or visit the site?