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Covid-19 death stats reveal seven care home deaths

Covid-19 death stats reveal seven care home deaths

Tuesday 28 April 2020

Covid-19 death stats reveal seven care home deaths


Every islander to have died with covid-19 was over the age of 60, and seven died in care homes, a newly published breakdown has shown.

Released by the government yesterday afternoon, the figures also show that, of the 19 people whose deaths have been linked to the virus, nine people have died in the Jersey General Hospital.

Meanwhile, two have passed away in the care of a St. Saviour hospital facility. 

One islander passed away at home.

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Pictured: The full breakdown.

All were over the age of 60, and the majority were male.

10 of those to have died were officially confirmed to have had the virus, while nine were presumed to have it.

The new figures came as the government pledged to release new data on local deaths linked with covid-19 starting from this Thursday (30 April).

Officials added that not all deaths linked with covid-19 will be recorded immediately, as some will have to be investigated by the Viscount or Deputy Viscount, potentially as part of an inquest, before being registered officially.

Two inquests opened yesterday afternoon involving islanders whose deaths involved breathing difficulties.

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Pictured: The inquests, which would normally take place in Morier House, were conducted via teleconference.

One involved an elderly dementia care home resident, while another involved a man in his 30s who was a full-time carer to a family member who was reported as having significant breathing problems followed by a heart attack.

The Coroner, Advocate Mark Harris, adjourned both to allow further investigations to take place, but allowed their bodies to be released so that funerals can take place.

Following the release of the figures, Chief Minister Senator John Le Fondré later revealed at a press conference that cases of covid-19 are currently spread across eight care homes.

Video: The Chief Minister provided an update on the death statistics during yesterday's conference.

Following questions from Express, he added that he hoped that government's decision to directly recruit 100 GPs, who are now able to work in the community, would help in curbing such spread among vulnerable individuals in future.

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Posted by Peter Richardson on
It’s very sad but the percentages for each age group who died adds up to 101%.
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