Jersey care home resident dies from Covid-19, Health Minister confirms

A CARE home resident has died after contracting Covid-19, the Health Minister has confirmed.

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Deputy Richard Renouf said that the Islander was 'very elderly, with underlying long-term health conditions' and offered his condolences to the family.

He said: 'Today, we can confirm that a resident of a care home has regrettably, died from Covid-19. I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family, friends and carers of the deceased at this sad time.

'Their next of kin have been informed and are being supported at this sad time. They were very elderly, with underlying long-term health conditions, and had been under the care of the health services for some time. It is devastating to lose a loved one and all of us in Health and Community Services are saddened by this loss.

'We would like to offer our condolences and will not be releasing any further details about this patient, to protect their confidentiality.'

There have been 33 Covid-related deaths in Jersey since the pandemic began and there are currently 876 known active case in the Island.

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