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Officials confirm death of patient under 50 with covid

Officials confirm death of patient under 50 with covid

Sunday 18 July 2021

Officials confirm death of patient under 50 with covid


Health officials have confirmed that a patient who had tested positive for covid has died in the General Hospital.

The only other details to have been released so far are that the patient was an adult under the age of 50, and who wasn't classed as being "clinically vulnerable." There is a formal process to go through before an official cause of their death is confirmed, and so at this stage officials have simply said that the patient had had a positive covid test.

This afternoon's government announcement also confirmed that there are currently now 12 patients in the General Hospital who have covid, with half having been fully-vaccinated. Two people are currently in the Intensive Care Unit.

Eight of those were admitted due to covid, with the remainder admitted for other reasons and found to be positive for covid when tested as part of the hospital's screening process.

The last official figures, which were timed at 16:45 on Friday 16 July, listed 2,053 'active' cases, with 10,924 direct contacts. 

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Richard Renouf, said: “I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. It is incredibly sad to lose a loved one and I am sure that we all will feel sympathy for their loss. 

Dr Ivan Muscat, Deputy Medical Officer of Health, said: “I must emphasise the importance of being vaccinated to be protected against COVID. A person who has not been vaccinated is 25 times more likely to be hospitalised than a vaccinated individual. 

“We urge any unvaccinated Islanders to come forward for a first dose as soon as possible by booking online at gov.je/vaccine. Any Islander who is waiting for their second dose will be automatically sent an appointment.”

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Posted by Sheila Young on
Awful news - hopefully this advice from Dr Muscat will make the headlines on all local news forums.
‘I must emphasise the importance of being vaccinated to be protected against Covid. A person who has not been vaccinated is 25 times more likely to be hospitalised than a vaccinated individual,’ he said.

‘We urge any unvaccinated Islanders to come forward for a first dose as soon as possible by booking online at gov.je/vaccine.
Posted by Donal Dolo on
It is out of control tthe poor lad was very popular in jersey the will be many more no one is safe from it
Posted by SimonBevens28 on
I hope that Jersey is able to weather the storm and we don't see more tragic deaths of younger people.
We now have the highest per 100k 14 day case rate in Europe, higher that any region in the UK by far, but this is never mentioned.
The drive to open up and save hospitality will mean bad news for all of us.
Posted by Danny Moisan on
Whilst all deaths are very sad, we must still focus on opening up and getting back to normality.... we only get so many years on this planet and can't afford to shut ourselves away any more.
Posted by Simon Berry on
How normal' is it, thousands of people infected, tens of thousands who should be isolating but are out spreading it instead? Is there an 'end game'?
Posted by James Neal on
Terrible news.

Dr Ivan Muscat, Deputy Medical Officer of Health, said: “I must emphasise the importance of being vaccinated to be protected against COVID. A person who has not been vaccinated is 25 times more likely to be hospitalised than a vaccinated individual.

Yet have the people in Hospital are fully vaccinated, and its the same in the UK. Sorry to say but that doesn't sound very reassuring.
Posted by Denise Shrives on
Even though we new this would happen once our Island was opened to travellers it's still a shock and very sad. It's all very well for the "powers that be" say that we have to live with it but surely it means that more folk will have die with it, so very unfair that our Ministers caved in to pressure from the Hospitality Industry but then some of them have a personal interest in it !
Posted by Jon Jon on
Extremely sad news...no details though if vaccinated or not,others in hospital vaccinated or not. Vaccine won’t stop you catching it,at moment this vaccine helps,no idea how long for though.
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