Coronavirus: 12th Care Home Death Confirmed

A person in their 80s has become the 12th person to die in a Jersey care home after contracting coronavirus.

It brings the total number of COVID-related deaths in the island to 26.

The number of confirmed cases has increased by one to 295. Another 56 results have come back negative in the last 24 hours. 20 are pending.

The number of people who've fully recovered is unchanged at 226.

Eight patients with coronavirus are currently being treated in the General Hospital, while 81 beds are occupied in total.

The Nightingale Wing at Millbrook was officially opened yesterday but has not accepted any patients yet.


 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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