More details released about coronavirus deaths in Jersey

THERE have been a total of seven Covid-19-related deaths in Jersey's care homes, the Chief Minister said as he gave more details about Islanders who have died from coronavirus.

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In a press briefing on Monday afternoon, Senator John Le Fondré said: 'A total of 19 Islanders have now sadly died as a result of this pandemic.

'Of those deaths, ten were confirmed, through laboratory testing, as being Covid-19 deaths, and nine were presumptive coronavirus deaths.

'A total of 11 deaths took place within hospital care – nine in the General Hospital, and two in St Saviour's Hospital.

'Outside of the hospital setting, seven deaths have occurred in Island care homes, and one within an individual’s own home.

'Seven of those who sadly died were female, and 12 were male.

'Eleven per cent of those who died were aged 60 to 69 years, 37% were aged between 70 and 79, 32% were aged between 80 and 89 years, and 21% were aged over 90.'

A total of 283 people have tested positive for coronavirus, and 181 Islanders have now fully recovered.

Of those who have recovered, 42% are male and 58% are female. Their average age is 48.

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