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Coronavirus: Man In 70s Dies In Hospital

A man in his 70s has died in Jersey's General Hospital after contracting coronavirus - bringing the total number of COVID-related deaths in the island to 27.

It's the second death announced in as many days.

The number of confirmed cases has gone up by one for the third straight day - up to 296.

There have been no new recoveries - that stays at 226.

Eight patients are currently being treated in hospital for coronavirus. 93 beds are occupied in total, up 12 from yesterday. 104 beds are available.

 Coronavirus Advice

If you think you might have the virus, you should self-isolate and call the Health Department's coronavirus helpline:

01534 445566

It's open every day between 8am and 8pm. Calls outside these times, or when the line is engaged, won't be answered straight away - but we're told to leave a message and Health officials will call you back.

Please don't visit your GP or the Emergency Department at the General Hospital if you think you have the virus.

Coronavirus symptoms are similar to that of the flu - a combination of a cough, fever and aching muscles. If you've had any symptoms, even if you haven't travelled abroad, we're being told to self-isolate until they clear up (for a minimum of seven days).

Anyone who has come into contact with a person confirmed to have the coronavirus should stay in self-isolation for at least 14 days.

All the latest information can be found on Gov.je.

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